Master of the Universe

Master of the Universe

By Marc Bauder

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2013-09-02
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Director: Marc Bauder
  • Production Company: ARTE
  • Production Country: Germany
  • iTunes Price: GBP 8.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 18 Ratings


Investment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries. In economic powerhouse Germany, a top banker gives a disturbing insider’s account of his emotions, motivations and predictions. Revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure. A system disconnecting bankers from the outside world, unable to reflect about their work.



  • Terrible!

    By Sonaburn
    I cannot believe the positive reviews. This documentary was a waste of my time and my money. There was nothing of value in the entire documentary. Very disappointing.
  • Should be renamed 'Masters of Mankind'

    By jj001111
    Seemingly the intention of the documentary is to highlight remorse felt by Rainer for his previous actions - however, looking deeper into the documentary I interpret his sadness as purely missing the money and power that his job afforded him before being let go. Given this I'm not drawn towards sympathising with this feature's protagonist, and instead see Rainer experiencing a serving of justice for being one of Adam Smith's (Wealth of Nations) 'Masters of Mankind' - '“All for ourselves and nothing for other people seems in every age of the world to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.”
  • BAD

    By yousif5000
    Extremely slow and uninformative. This is NOT a documentary, it's an insult to my intelligence.
  • Would love to rate this but..

    By Spindonkey
    The film errored on download and wouldnt play and itunes wants to charge me again after already charging for a failed download. Film looks interseting but would advise renting it from a rival service THAT ACTUALLY WORKS and doesnt break distance sales laws...
  • Important film

    By Jazzy in Kyushu
    Should be part of everyone’s financial education.