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Mahanagar to Margin Call: How mass layoffs have been depicted on screen

In India, filmmakers have mostly looked at impact of mass firings on blue-collar workers

Mahanagar to Margin Call: How mass layoffs have been depicted on screen
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In India, layoffs have been represented in quite different ways

Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi
In one of the most poignant sequences of the 2011 film Margin Call, Kevin Spacey’s character Sam Rogers storms out of his cabin and heads over to meet the firm’s chief executive officer John Tuld, played by Jeremy Irons. On his way up, Rogers bumps into several employees heading out boxes in hand, their contracts terminated.

By the time he reaches the lavish dining hall at the top of the Manhattan skyscraper where Tuld is quietly having his lunch, looking over the city, Rogers has lost some steam. When Rogers confronts Tuld about the mass layoff that he had to oversee,

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First Published: Jan 26 2023 | 4:47 PM IST

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