Inspired by true events. Tom Walker is a young and ambitious investment trader who is catapulted from the bank’s dreary back office to the hectic trading floor. Overnight he finds himself responsible for the troubled bank’s most complex and important portfolio. Due to a series of unfortunate decisions, he becomes one of the greatest rogue traders worldwide.
“Stories of bankers like Nick Leeson, Kweku Adoboli, or Jerome Kerviel interest me not just from a filmic perspective. After graduating from high school, I was at a crossroads in my life. I had to choose between two passions of mine, but would be able only to choose one: I would either go into investment banking or follow my artistic passion for film.
I chose the latter. Then, when I read about their stories roughly two years ago, I soon realized: As young men, they had become part of a system the dynamics of which had soon gone beyond their control. If it wasn’t their story, it could easily be mine.”