MONEY – A CONFUSED USER’S GUIDE

From shell money to stock markets, this films tells us everything there is to know about money. It highlights in a witty way how our financial system works, one of the most unfathomable subjects of our times.

This film takes us on an entertaining journey through space and time in an attempt to restore our faith in what we believe makes the world go round: MONEY. With director Philipp Enders we discover the fundamental principles of our monetary systems. We go back to the ancient kingdom of Lydia where the first coins where made over 2500 years ago, and we travel forward through time and space until we reach our modern and highly complex global financial system. We meet key bankers, alchemists, social economists, philosophers and Neanderthals in Turkey, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Austria, UK and the USA. While discovering everything there is to know about the concept of money, we also find out about new and alternative approaches to dealing with this very old and powerful system. On his journey, director Philipp Enders has a special companion and advisor, his know-it-all digital smartphone app, which uses funny animations to explain the most complex relationships in an easily understandable way.

Genre Creative Documentary / Current Affairs
Length 90’ / 52’ HD
Film by Philipp Enders
Production Co-Production augenschein Filmproduktion with ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel, ARTE and UR with the support of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and nordmedia, 2014
Original Title MAMMON – Per Anhalter durch das Geldsystem
Year 2014

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From shell money to stock markets, this films tells us everything there is to know about money. It highlights in a witty way how our financial system works, one of the most unfathomable subjects of our times.

This film takes us on an entertaining journey through space and time in an attempt to restore our faith in what we believe makes the world go round: MONEY. With director Philipp Enders we discover the fundamental principles of our monetary systems. We go back to the ancient kingdom of Lydia where the first coins where made over 2500 years ago, and we travel forward through time and space until we reach our modern and highly complex global financial system. We meet key bankers, alchemists, social economists, philosophers and Neanderthals in Turkey, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Austria, UK and the USA. While discovering everything there is to know about the concept of money, we also find out about new and alternative approaches to dealing with this very old and powerful system. On his journey, director Philipp Enders has a special companion and advisor, his know-it-all digital smartphone app, which uses funny animations to explain the most complex relationships in an easily understandable way.

Feature Documentary / Current Affairs
Length 90’/ 52’ HD
Film by Philipp Enders
Co-Production augenschein Filmproduktion with ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel, ARTE and UR with the support of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and nordmedia
Original title MAMMON – Per Anhalter durch das Geldsystem