A film about finance could sound like a hard sell.
Whether it's often baffling subject matter or a general public loathing of all forms of banking, successful films exploring this world have been few and far between.
However, it seems the time has come when directors, writers, producers all feel ready to look at how the world's coffers took such a devastating dip in 2007, now the economic dust has settled, for the time being, in Europe and the USA.
With the release of director Ramin Bahrani’s critically acclaimed yet harrowing depiction of the US housing crisis in '99 Homes' and the Oscar-tipped 'The Big Short', the world has become a little more enlightened to the corruption, incompetence and inculpability of the financial crisis, with these recent films highlighting both the losers and surprising winners of this episode in recent history...
'99 Homes' is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD now. 'The Big Short' is in UK cinemas.