A critique of capitalism?
This is an honest question, and I’m not trying to stir up shit. Nor am I attempting to justify/denigrate one economic system over the other. This era was well before my time, and I don’t know enough about the director/ context to make an educated conclusion.
Here’s why I thought this might be the case.
A group of strangers discovers the potential for wealth. In attempting to figure out what to do, they develop a few well-thought our means of distribution that would benefit everyone in the group. However, each person is overcome by their own selfish sense of entitlement and greed wins out. A mad scramble ensues where each member of the group disgraces themselves in the name of their pursuit, leaves a trail of total chaos in the wake of their avarice , before they all fall to total ruin.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen this movie, and I don’t remember it beat for beat. I just had a thought An wanted some feedback