The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

Comedian Russell Brand and filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, 24 Hour Party People) collaborate with this documentary, tackling inequality and the growing gap between the rich and the poor.

"Building on Brand’s emergence as an activist following his 2014 book Revolution, where he railed against “corporate tyranny, ecological irresponsibility, and economic inequality,” The Emperor’s New Clothes pairs archival footage with comedic send-ups conducted in the financial centres of London and New York. Brand spotlights not only how the crisis affected the working class around the world, but also how the uber-wealthy benefited from the downturn." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2015Rating: M, Coarse language101 minsUSA, UK
Documentary
Director:
Michael Winterbottom ('The Look of Love', 'The Trip', 'The Killer Inside Me', '24 Hour Party People')
Writer:
Michael Winterbottom
Cast:
Russell Brand
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Total Film

Total Film

press

Russell Brand’s a man of many parts. Pardon us if we only part-swallow his latest...

3.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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A film which, on more than a few occasions, is surprisingly thought-provoking.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A funny, boisterous attack on the dishonesty and mediocrity of Britain's new plutocrat classes and the politicians who created them...

3.0
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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The freshest and most urgent documentary yet to challenge the widening chasm between the 1% and the rest of us.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A funnier-than-usual enumeration of the reasons we should eat the rich (or at least tax them like crazy).

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Russell Brand’s a man of many parts. Pardon us if we only part-swallow his latest...

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

A film which, on more than a few occasions, is surprisingly thought-provoking.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A funny, boisterous attack on the dishonesty and mediocrity of Britain's new plutocrat classes and the politicians who created them...

3.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The freshest and most urgent documentary yet to challenge the widening chasm between the 1% and the rest of us.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A funnier-than-usual enumeration of the reasons we should eat the rich (or at least tax them like crazy).

0

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