Money (after Zola''s novel)

Karl Mantzius, 1915, 1 min
FRAGMENT | Following some dodgy dealings, stockbroker Saccard is determined to pull himself out of the gutter and regain is reputation. He is of such ill repute that few, not even his own brother, want anything to do with him. Yet against all the odds he manages to establish a bank. Using straw men and secret knowledge of the course of the war, Saccard inflates the bank’s shares to feed his own sordid desire for speculation. Unfortunately, false success rarely endures.

The preserved material is a fragment. A summary of the full plot can be read in the film’s programme below.

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