It had never occurred to me the sort of math skills necessary to be a successful trader at an Amsterdam brokerage, but I was impressed! Our astonishing hero is the wunderkind of his office.

We watch his meteoric rise during the international banking calamities and then a pause while his career path becomes uncertain. We meet some of his coworkers and enjoy their unique personalities, while at the same time we think we can see some potential tragedies.

Our humorous young man is an extremely sympathetic fellow and we are on his side the whole way. It is unfortunate that this same title was just used in an American film, but from THIS one, I finally learned how all those pairs of shoes come to dangle from overhead wires.

This 2011 Seattle International Film Festival entry is from the Netherlands.