I Want My Money Back
A tragicomic, deeply personal film about how a carefully managed fortune went up in smoke because of the financial crisis.
Dutch filmmaker Leo de Boer couldn't resist the temptation, so he invested a lot of money in the stock market and lost big. To make matters worse, the money actually belonged to his son Michael. Now Leo wants his money back, but should he keep investing or call it quits? In this introspective film, Leo de Boer seeks out the mechanisms underlying the temptation to gamble. And why is it that other people are getting rich this way, but he isn't?
86’ / DCP / colour
Original title: IK WIL MIJN GELD TERUG
Dir: Leo de Boer
Prod: Pieter van Huystee Film
Sc: Leo de Boer, Hans Dortmans
D.O.P.: Erik van Empel
Completed: November 2012
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)
Leo de Boer:
a.o. CLOSING IN ON TANJA (2010, doc), THE RED STUFF (1999, doc).
Pieter van Huystee Film
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