8.5 10
2014 93min

The Forecaster

  • English

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MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US based trillion dollar financial adviser, used the number pi to predict economic turning points with precision. When some big New York bankers asked him to join the club to help them to take over Russia, he refused to join the manipulation. A few days later the FBI stormed his offices accusing him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi Scheme - an attempt to stop him talking about the real Ponzi Scheme of debts that the US has build up over the years and which he thinks starts to collapse after October 1, 2015, a mayor pi turning point he is predicting.

AWARDS
Best Documentary DOCSAG/ Best Documentary DOXA, Best Documentary DOC. fest Munich
OFFICIAL SELECTION
IDFA/ DocSag/ Biogra/ Docs Barcelona/ DocVille/ DocsDF/ SIFF/ Vukovar/ Guanajuato International Film Festival/ ZagrebDox/ EIDF

The Forecaster, the man behind the international financial metabolism

Constructed as a financial Thriller, The Forecaster is the portrait of one of the most important figures of the economic world in the last thirty years. He is Marting Amstrong, an American financial consultant who gained recognition after predicting a series of crises and recoveries in the most important markets in the world with years in advance all of which did actually occur.  

Directed by Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberg, the documentary´s narrative is based in a lecture that Amstrong gives in Philadelphia a few days after he leaves the prison where he spent eleven months accused of fraud. His own testimony and that of several experts and colleagues located in Australia, Bangock, Vancouver or Newyork, give a prismatic view to the story of a man who dared to unveil the natural rules of the metabolism of global capitalism.

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