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The Panama Papers (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 6 October 2018 (USA)
A documentary feature film about the biggest global corruption scandal in history, and the hundreds of journalists who risked their lives to break the story.

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Alex Winter

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Alex Winter
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Luke Harding
Frederik Obermaier Frederik Obermaier
Bastian Obermayer Bastian Obermayer
Elijah Wood ... John Doe (voice)
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A documentary feature film about the biggest global corruption scandal in history, and the hundreds of journalists who risked their lives to break the story.

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Alex Winter, the director and writer of this project, played Bill in the movie Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequel, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. See more »

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Stairway to Tax Haven
5 February 2019 | by type-a1phaSee all my reviews

Yet another leak, yet another example of how the richest pillage the populace and the system. The existence of offshore companies and corporations as means to avoid taxes isn't really unheard of. Thieves and crooks exist everywhere and whenever something is exploitable someone will take advantage. What really makes the Panama Papers leak important, though, is the scale of it and the high profile people that it exposed. This documentary narrates the chain of events that brought the existence of widespread tax evasion and tax havens to light. From the first contact with the whistleblower, to the journalistic effort, to end with some important consequences such as major political convictions and deadly developments for some of the journalists involved. Overall it is an interesting view on something that should definitely be remembered more, even after years have passed. Given the state of affairs, in fact, one would say that most of it seems to have been forgotten or at least moved to the background. These people rob the least fortunate of infrastructures and possibilities, and the average citizen doesn't seem to care or possibly doesn't even know. The focus is primarily on the investigative side of the events. Interviews with members of the ICIJ and the main journalists that brought forth the initial leak, account for most of the running time. It is definitely intriguing learning how such a grand journalistic endeavor is conducted. However, it would have been interesting to know more about the actual content of the documents leaked aside from the basic explanations given and the most illustrious convictions shown. Definitely something worth watching and knowing.


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