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Bale plays an unorthodox fund manager who finds value where others see only folly. The most disturbing thing about The Big Short is that most - perhaps all - of the events depicted actually took place.

Making a complex subject entertaining

The Big Short depicts the events that led to the moment in 2008 when the US sub-prime mortgage market's collapse triggered a crisis.
Jan 22, 2016 5:50 AM

THE Big Short takes a seriously complex real-world subject and turns it into an Economics 101 session by using humour and other novel means to depict in layman's terms how a few well-placed number crunchers, realising that the US housing market was supported by bad loans, predicted an inevitable