Production company
Pieter van Huystee Film
Noordermarkt 37-39
1015 NA  Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 421 0606
Fax: +31 20 638 6255
info@pvhfilm.nl

Language
Dutch

Genre
Full Length Documentary

Screening format
Digital Betacam, HD

Running time
86 minutes

Country of origin
The Netherlands

Director
Leo de Boer

Research and scenario
Hans Dortmans

Director of Photography
Erik Van Empel NSC

Sound
Marc Wessner

Sounddesign
Boon & Booy

Editor
Patrick Janssens NCE

Line producer
Natascha Teunissen
Constant van Panhuys

Publicity
Curien Kroon
curien@pvhfilm.nl

Producer
Pieter van Huystee

Commissioning editor
Margje de Koning, IKON

This film is supported by
CoBO Fund
Dutch Film Fund


 

I want my money back

Synopsis

I want my money back, is a quest by director Leo de Boer for the money he lost in the financial crisis. He also lost money that his 17-year old son Michael had inherited from his grandparents and that Leo had to safeguard. ‘How should I tell him?’, Leo asks himself at the beginning of the film. Leo got greedy because he wanted the highest interest and best returns on his money. The crisis hit him hard. His losses started with the downfall of the Icelandic miracle bank Icesave. They were followed by Leo’s catastrophic adventures in the investment world, where he tried to regain the money he’d lost. Looking back, Leo tries to find the answer to the question ‘what got into me!?’

In the film Leo meets people who, like himself, have been hurt by the crisis. When the sky was still the limit they went for the highest interest. But then the bubble burst… Construction worker Henk lost 1,1 million euro’s when one of the leading banks in Holland crashed. Marja and Marcelo gave their money to their close friend Fritz N. The ‘Madoff from Deurne’ as this pub owner was branded by the local press. He promised his clients amazing interests. But when the crisis hit and Fritz throws himself in front of a train to avoid the confrontation with his friends, Marja and Marcelo are faced with the high toll of greed.

Leo’s quest also leads him into the world of big finance. The world of bankers and bonuses, where the financial crisis was born. When he sees how things work there, Leo asks himself: ‘what’s the difference between my own behavior and that of the banks?’ ‘Nothing’, replies a former top banker from ABN-AMRO. I want my money back is as unsettling as Inside Job. But it distinguishes itself from other films on this subject because the greed that Leo shows is the greed in all of us.

Screenings IDFA 2012

Thursday November 15th 2012
10:00 Munt 13 (industry screening)

Friday November 16th 2012   
19:30 Tuschinski 1 (regular)

Saturday November 17th  2012
11:00 Munt 11 (regular)

Wednesday November 21st 2012
15:00 Brakke Grond Expozaal (regular)

Thursday November 22nd 2012
20:30 Tuschinski 2 (by invitation)

Saturday November 24th 2012
15:00 Munt 09 (regular)

Press

Financieel Dagblad 10-11-2012
Niburu 19-12-2012
I WANT MY MONEY BACK_Presskit NL
I WANT MY MONEY BACK_Presskit ENG
I WANT MY MONEY BACK_IDFA DAGKRANT

Stills

Trailer