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  • Release Date: Nov 06, 2009
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 22 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:Chris Smith
  • Cast:Michael Ruppert.


[[Performer~P406556~Michael Ruppert~michaelruppert]] is an independent journalist who has made a minor career out of telling people news that most folks do not want to know. [[Performer~P406556~Ruppert~michaelruppert]], a former police officer, predicted the Wall Street debacle of 2008 several years before the fact, at a time when most analysts were still imagining infinite growth for the stock market and major investment banks. Since then, his vision of the world's future has grown only darker. As [[Performer~P406556~Ruppert~michaelruppert]] sees it, civilization and the global economy has yet to wean itself off fossil fuels, and when the world's supply of oil finally runs out, it will lead to a global financial catastrophe that will leave no one unscathed. But while most of what [[Performer~P406556~Ruppert~michaelruppert]] has to say bears the ring of truth, there's a small audience for his dire message -- the primary medium for his work is a self-published newsletter, and his most recent book has done so poorly in the marketplace that he faces eviction from his home. Is [[Performer~P406556~Ruppert~michaelruppert]] right? And if he is, why doesn't anyone care? Filmmaker [[Performer~P231824~Chris Smith~chrissmith]] profiles [[Performer~P406556~Michael Ruppert~michaelruppert]] and gives him a chance to explain his apocalyptic vision of the future at length in the documentary Collapse, which was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 6, 2009


Chris Smith
Kate Noble
Max Malkin
Edward Lachman
Composer (Music Score)
Didier Leplae
Composer (Music Score)
Armand Amar
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Poltermann
Hunter Crowley
Sound/Sound Designer