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The Laundromat (2019)

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In this The Big Short (2015)-esque dramedy based on the Mossack Fonseca scandal, a cast of characters investigate an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of a flamboyant Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

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Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Jake Bernstein (book), Scott Z. Burns (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Oldman ... Jürgen Mossack
Antonio Banderas ... Ramón Fonseca
AJ Meijer ... Hominid #1
Arsenio Castellanos ... Hominid #2
Lucy Morningstar ... Hominid #3
Meryl Streep ... Ellen Martin
James Cromwell ... Joe Martin
Jeff Michalski ... Norm Sidley
Jane Morris ... Barb Sidley
Robert Patrick ... Captain Paris
Chris McLaughlin ... First Mate
Jay Paulson ... Pastor Conners
Melissa Rauch ... Melanie
Juliet Donenfeld ... Thalia
Brock Brenner ... Kaylen
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Storyline

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass larger fortunes. Founding partners Jürgen Mossack (Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Antonio Banderas) are experts in the seductive ways shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful prosper. They are about to show us that Ellen's predicament only hints at the tax evasion, bribery and other illicit absurdities that the super wealthy indulge in to support the world's corrupt financial system. Zipping through a kaleidoscope of detours in China, Mexico, Africa (via Los Angeles) and the Caribbean en route to 2016's Panama Papers publication - where journalists leaked the secret, encrypted documents of Mossack Fonseca's high-profile patrons - THE LAUNDROMAT's ensemble ... Written by Netflix

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

Russian | English | Mandarin | Spanish

Release Date:

27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Laundromat See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78:1/2.35:1 (China segment)
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Soundtracks

Gucci Gucci
Written by Kreayshawn (as Natassia Zolot), Anthony David Negrete (as Anthony Negrete), Michael Kenneth Weiner (as Michael Weiner) and Philip Holtzman
Performed by Kreayshawn
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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If you have a brain it's a good movie.
18 October 2019 | by jonoauSee all my reviews

Copied a line from a previous review but the writer is spot on. If you are from the darkness and bother to read past that sentence then you won't like this movie.

The humour is dark and intelligent but the message is clear and probably shows us exactly what is happening in the world today, specially the US. And the darkness.


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