In this Oscars nominated drama thriller the young debuting director J.C. Chandor describe the starting point of the 2008 financial crisis. The film is set on a financial center in the USA, the days before the big crash. The financial institution has sold options with overpaid housing loans. One of the company's financial analysts receives information that shows that the company faces bankruptcy. That’s the starting point for a fast ride with financial and moral decisions that will make everyone involved soon on the verge of a disaster. The film has already been called a future cult film.