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Ambitious, wide-eyed boy Nick Leeson is determined to rise in the world and be more than a simple bank clerk. When his employers, Barings Bank, offer him the opportunity to go to Jakarta to sort out a problem that nobody else wants, he seizes the opportunity with both hands. In Jakarta he meets and marries Lisa and together they go to Singapore when the bank offers him the job of setting up their future options trading operation. To save money the bank allows Nick to operate both the floor trading and the back office facilities and force him to employ cheap, unskilled staff. His first year of trading is a big success and he makes large profits for the bank even though he has illegally broken trading rules and secretly covered up losses. Given more freedom, even more money and continuing unchecked, Nick starts to make losses and again attempts to trade out of them but this time he comes unstuck as his illegal trading generates even bigger losses. After the death of his unborn child ... Written by
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After David Frost interviewed Nick Leeson in prison, he realized the potential for this movie and optioned the rights to the story. See more »
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I'd never even heard of Barings before I started working for them. It's not like there's a Barings Bank in Watford.
Well, you're a big hero back in London, they think the sun shines out your arse.
Really? I was beginning to feel like one of those Japanese soldiers, you know, still stuck out in the jungle 20 years after the war.
What's it like here? They tell it's not safe to go out at night.
That's bollocks, the locals are great. Best thing about this place is it's not still full of pompous ...
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Apart from being an extremely informative account of Nick Leeson's escapades at Baring's Bank, this film manages to integrate a great deal of suspense and drama into what could have been a dull, documentary-style catalogue of events. Ewan McGregor perfectly captures the bullish arrogance of the rogue trader who we still are able to like and admire. Some of the most energetic scenes take place in the big trading room where we see the split-second buying and selling which makes fantastic drama that really gets the adrenalin flowing. A huge amount of imagination is shown in the directing department, especially when Leeson begins to realize where he is heading. Definitely worth seeing!
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