Win/Win beats Gordon Gekko

22 May 2010

Gordon Gekko is one of the few fictional characters who made it into the serious finance textbooks. His speech for the Teldar Paper stockholders is epic. After two decades, Oliver Stone made his disappointing sequel. Wall Street : Money Never Sleeps. Something with green energy.

Movies about trading are scarce, and in general have not connection with any real finance. Anyway, there’s finally some real good news. The Dutch director Jaap van Heusden has put a lot of effort in making a credible movie about trading in a dealing room. Win/Win has been introduced in the International Film Festival Rotterdam this year. Van Heusden spend a lot time in research, had a lot of conversations with traders and as a result all details are truly authentic.

Well, according to a journalist that is (and what does he know about it?). Let’s just assume it’s true. The story is about a young option trader in the Amsterdam branch of a fictional American bank. Although the setting is a modern office in Amsterdam’s business district, the actors were given a short training at All Options in the exchange building. Besides, the cast has probably been studying this website (and all the comments) for a year. That’s pretty hard work, respect.

More important, the film had very enthusiast reviews (here, in Dutch). All draw the same conclusion ; go see this movie. You’ll have to put some efforts yourself in finding a cinema showing it (check here). Well known actors in Win/Win, but as a small release it probably won’t last long in cinemas so let’s have a look this week. Otherwise you’ll have to hurry to the USA, where it will be showing next week (with subtitles) in New York at the Brooklyn Internation Film Festival.

Anyway, grab this opportunity to show your friends and family what you’re actually doing at your job. Can’t get any easier than this.

25 Responses to Win/Win beats Gordon Gekko

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tomv

May 23rd, 2010 at 7:15 am

How lucky I am to be first ever 'like' on Amsterdamtrader.
And to be in Holland in a weeks time. Sounds like a Win/Win!

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Maca

May 23rd, 2010 at 11:32 am

Sounds like popcorn, beer and a lot of Amsterdamtraders. Who else wants to see this movie?

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tovo

May 23rd, 2010 at 11:42 am

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Ariel ZwoliƄski

May 23rd, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Any chance of seeing it with English subtitles?

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Anonymous

May 24th, 2010 at 6:54 am

The weather is a little too good for watching movies.. but keep it in mind anyway!

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Jaap

May 24th, 2010 at 11:54 am

would be great to have some experts in the audience… let me know what you think

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Anonymous

May 24th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

i heard they were going to do a film about all options and vdm

"lose/lose"

:)

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Anonymous

May 25th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Anyway, grab this opportunity to show your friends and family what you're actually doing at your job.

En hoe je thuis aan het stofzuigen bent

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defl

May 26th, 2010 at 8:44 am

Vanavond maar eens naar het Ketelhuis dan..

@anonymous May 25, 2010 5:58 PM : Die viel tegen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxleh3W6kBc

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maca

May 26th, 2010 at 8:55 am

Hey defl, jij hier.

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Anonymous

May 26th, 2010 at 8:59 am

Movie is shown in cinema Ketelhuis.

Ketelhuis means Boilerroom.

What a coincidence :)

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defl

May 26th, 2010 at 9:00 am

@maca: welkom bij vierletternaamafkortingen-anonymous! Binnenkort keertje koffie doen, je zit niet heel ver weg zo te zien :)

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Anonymous

May 27th, 2010 at 7:35 am

@Anonymous May 25, 2010 5:58 PM

My friends and family already know I watch porn all day! :)

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Anonymous

May 28th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

This is the first movie which take position from the trader's view, and sympathizes with them.

First movie where I would like to see the deleted scenes..

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tomv

May 31st, 2010 at 4:42 pm

heeft iemand hem al gezien?

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Anonymous

June 3rd, 2010 at 8:03 am

Dinsdag gezien, wat een kutfilm!

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tomv

June 3rd, 2010 at 8:37 am

ik heb hem woensdag gezien. dit was mijn recensie naar een vriend:
"win/win was een artistieke film met veel mooie beurstaal. een beetje vaag maar zeker de moeite waard"
en… 4 sterren van parool!

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Anonymous

June 23rd, 2010 at 2:25 pm

film is erg herkenbaar. Enige kans om je vriendin ooit nog eens te betrekken in wat je nou helemaal doet achter die schermen.

De film "klopt" beter dan alle andere beursfilms bij elkaar in ieder geval (als je zijn resultaat deelt door 200 ofzo), en is daarom voor alle schermhandelaren en schermambierende toch wel een film die je moet hebben gezien.

Wat het verhaal betreft: ach…

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Anonymous

June 27th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

TOM TOM TOM TOM!!

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anonymous

October 1st, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Film is 23 oktober op TV te zien, daarna nog 2 weken via uitzending gemist.

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Maca

October 1st, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Ik ga er van uit dat hij beter is dan Wall Street 2. Slechter kan namelijk niet.

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anonymous

October 2nd, 2010 at 1:13 pm

haha, now i know what Slechtbert means … man my dutch improved finally after long time ..

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anonymous

October 5th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

If you like boring movies about option trading (so 2005), than this one is for you!

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October 21st, 2010 at 11:08 pm

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anonymous

September 14th, 2011 at 12:34 am

wallstreet 2 was not a disapointment

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