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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail(Movie, 2016)

1h 28min | Genre: Documentary
Abacus: Small Enough to JailRating: 3.5/5 (with 2727 votes)
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Steve James. The film centers on the Abacus Federal Savings Bank, a family-owned community bank situated in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York City which, because it was deemed "small enough to jail" rather than "too big to fail", became the only financial institution to actually face criminal charges following the subprime mortgage crisis. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was first runner-up for the People's Choice Award in the documentary category. It aired on the PBS documentary series Frontline in 2017and is available for online streaming at no charge. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards. ()
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About Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

The incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle.


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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Trailer #1 (2017) | Indie(Trailer, 2:31)

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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 10 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 01/06/2017
Director: Steve James
Director of Photography: Thomas Bergmann
Composer: Josh Abrams
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"아바쿠스: 감옥에 가기엔 너무 사소한"
Keywords: bank

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