Starring: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Cromwell, Sharon Stone, Alex Pettyfer, David Schwimmer, Will Forte
Bio-drama directed by Steven Soderbergh and the story follows Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep), whose dream vacation takes a wrong turn and leads her down a rabbit hole of shady dealings that can all be traced to one Panama City law firm, run by seductive founding partners Jürgen Mossack (Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Antonio Banderas). She soon learns that her minor predicament is only a drop in the bucket of millions of files linking an off-shore tax scheme to the world’s richest and most powerful political leaders.
Ramón Fonseca: This is a story about money.
Jürgen Mossack: Did we happen to mention, we are in this for the money!
Jürgen Mossack: First you must ask yourself, “Are you wealthy?”
Ramón Fonseca: Simple truth of the world is that most games, for someone to win, well, someone has to lose.
Ramón Fonseca: How does it all work?
Jürgen Mossack: Think of this as a fairytale that actually happened.
Jürgen Mossack: Bad? Bad is such a big word for being such a small word.
Maywood: Now it’s time to rinse and repeat.
Ellen Martin: It’s controlled by a trust. A trust is like a fiduciary, under which a third party can…
Lawyer: I know what a trust is. I…
Ellen Martin: Okay. Okay.
Lawyer: There’s confusion over who has to pay.
Ellen Martin: So they drowned Joe, and twenty other innocent people, and somebody’s making money from it.
Lawyer: [to Ellen] It all goes back to this law firm, Mossack Fonseca.
Lawyer: They’re getting away with murder.
Ellen Martin: So what happens next? What do we do next?
Matthew Quirk: All I did was try and send money.
Rebecca Rubinstein: It’s a scam that goes from Houston, to the West Indies, to some bank who know where.
Woman: That’s the story?
Ellen Martin: The story is somebody died, and somebody’s making money from it.
Ellen Martin: Bribery. Corruption. Money laundering. Millions and millions and millions of dollars. And they’re trying to hide the whole thing. Somebody has to sound the alarm.
Miranda: [to Mossack] Where the f*ck is my money?
[referring to the where the money they take goes]
Jürgen Mossack: Most of the time, we don’t even know.
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