Rogue Trader (1999)
Better than I thought it would be
1 November 2015
Warning: Spoilers
Considering what the movie is based on, I was expecting this movie to be a dull movie set in offices and banks, I'm pleased to say I was pleasantly surprised. Ewan McGregor turns in another good performance as the infamous and beleaguered Nick Leeson the trader whose underhanded trading tactics, dishonesty, desperation and plain greed brought down Barings Bank. The movie is also an insight into the fast paced world of stocks and shares trading,and showing it for what it is, glamorized gambling, not much different than a casino when your luck can change in the blink of an eye. The soundtrack adds an ominous feel to the action as Leeson's lies and deceit ultimately end up catching up with him, with devastating consequences for those who trusted him. In summary this movie is well worth a watch and should serve as a warning to live within your means and any risks you take with finance should be calculated.
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