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The Laundromat (2019)

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A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Jake Bernstein (book), Scott Z. Burns (screenplay)
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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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Based on actual secrets

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | History

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

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This is the fourth time that Steven Soderbergh and writer Scott Z. Burns have worked together. They previously collaborated on The Informant! (2009), Contagion (2011) and Side Effects (2013) See more »

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Boncamper's son wants to go to the University of Miami and get an apartment to establish residency to get the in-state tuition rate. The University of Miami is a private institution and does not have a different tuition rate for Florida residents. See more »

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Ramón Fonseca: First of all, there are some things you should know before we begin. For instance, we are real people, just like you. Secondly, we did not write a word of this. To be perfectly frank, we would have preferred all of this remain a secret. But we had no choice in the matter. We just woke up one day and everything changed. There were stories about us everywhere: TV, newspapers, and the internet.
Ramón Fonseca: And now it is our turn to tell a few stories. Think of them as fairy tales that actually ...
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Soundtracks

Both Sides Now
Written by Joni Mitchell
Performed by Judy Collins
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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The Laundromat has an interesting idea at its core but can't decide how it wants to present it.
8 November 2019 | by punchpacharaSee all my reviews

A quality cast is betrayed by a clumsily assembled script in Steven Soderbergh's overly preachy documentary/dramedy hybrid approach to the Panama Papers.


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Release Date:

27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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