"The Laundromat" is a 2019 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh.
The starring cast includes Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, David Schwimmer, Robert Patrick, Sharon Stone, Rosalind Chao, James Cromwell, Melissa Rauch and others.
Netflix on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 released the trailer:
The Laundromat | Official Trailer | Netflix.
The film opens with Jürgen Mossack (Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Antonio Banderas) introducing themselves and the concept/practices of money laundering. For the rest of the film, Mossack and Fonseca act as narrators for three stories of people around the world who are affected by the company they run, Mossack Fonseca.
Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep) and her husband Joe (James Cromwell) are on a pleasure boat at Lake George, New York when it capsizes, drowning Joe. When Ellen tries to get compensation from the boating company for Joe's death, she cannot because the reinsurance company that the boat company's owner and son Matthew (David Schwimmer) bought their policy from was sold to another company based out of Nevis. The Nevis-based company is actually a trust of one of Mossack's shell companies and is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for fraud. After her attempts to contact Mossack and the Nevis-based company are unsuccessful, Ellen travels to Nevis to confront Malchus (Jeffrey Wright) Boncamper, the manager of the trust. Malchus tricks Ellen and escapes to Miami only to be caught and arrested by IRS-CI Special Agents at a Miami airport.
The second story is about Simone (Jessica Allain), who is the daughter of Charles (Nonso Anozie), an African billionaire. When Simone discovers her best friend is having an affair with Charles, he offers her shares (supposedly worth $20 million) in one of his investment companies to keep her silence. She accepts his offer, but when she travels to Mossack's offices in Panama City to claim the shares, they turn out to be worthless because they are actually part of a shell company under Mossack that only exists on paper.
Here is the full cast and characters of "The Laundromat".
The film "The Laundromat" was scheduled to be released on September 1, 2019 (Venice) and on September 27, 2019 (United States) by Netflix and TriPictures.
The duration of the film is 95 minutes.
The film "The Laundromat" is rated with "R" rating.
"The Laundromat" filming. Principal photography began on October 15, 2018.
"The Laundromat" got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 41/100.
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