A scene from Margin Call
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Margin Call: High praise for low budget film

5 January 2012 Last updated at 00:08 GMT

A small low budget US thriller set amid the world of high finance has been earning some recognition as movie awards season gets under way.

Margin Call, which has a big name ensemble cast, is a behind the scenes look at how key players behave at a fictitious New York investment bank that is about to go under.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

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