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THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL

Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott / Canada / 2020 / 106 min
Would you trust a psychopath? An urgent critique of capitalism and a sharp and black-humoured analysis of greed, psychology and alternatives.

The documentary classic ‘The Corporation’ (2003) exploited the same legal loophole as the large multinational corporations themselves to analyse them as if they were human beings. The conclusion: they are psychopaths! 18 years and a disastrous financial crisis later, the situation has not improved, even though the business world has learned to talk about social responsibility, sustainability and so on. But all of it is thoroughly taken apart in this sharp, hair-raising and grotesquely hilarious sequel to a film that showed how capitalism can be criticised on its own terms. And no, you don’t have to know the original film to join the ride.