- Title: Meryl Streep and Steven Soderbergh premiere Panama Papers movie in Venice
- Date: 1st September 2019
- Summary: VENICE, ITALY (SEPTEMBER 1, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF ACTRESS MERYL STREEP POSING FOR PHOTOS ON RED CARPET ACTOR GARY OLDMAN ARRIVING ON RED CARPET WITH WIFE GISELE SCHMIDT VARIOUS OF OLDMAN AND SCHMIDT POSING FOR PHOTOS PHOTOGRAPHERS OLDMAN AND SCHMIDT POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF DIRECTOR STEVEN SODERBERGH ON RED CARPET AND POSING FOR PHOTOS WITH WIFE JULES ASNER VARIOUS OF OLDMAN SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AND POSING FOR SELFIES WITH FANS VARIOUS OF STREEP WALKING OVER TO FANS AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS FANS STREEP, SODERBERGH AND OLDMAN ON RED CARPET VARIOUS OF OLDMAN, STREEP AND SODERBERGH ON RED CARPET VARIOUS OF (SCREEN LEFT TO RIGHT) WRITER JAKE BERNSTEIN, STREEP, SODERBERGH AND OLDMAN POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF ITALIAN ACTOR STEFANO ACCORSI AND WIFE BIANCA VITALI POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF ITALIAN HEIRESS, TV PERSONALITY AND SINGER ELETTRA LAMBORGHINI POSING FOR PHOTOS VARIOUS OF ITALIAN MOTORCYCLE RACER ANDREA IANNONE AND ITALIAN INFLUENCER GIULIA DE LELLIS POSING FOR PHOTOS RED CARPET ARRIVALS FOR "THE LAUNDROMAT" PREMIERE
- Embargoed: 15th September 2019 19:47
- Keywords: Meryl Streep Gary Oldman Venice Film Festival The Laundromat premiere Panama papers
- Location: VENICE, ITALY / VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- City: VENICE, ITALY / VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA001AUTTIKT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman on Sunday (September 1) walked the Venice Film Festival red carpet for the world premiere of Steven Soderbergh's "The Laundromat", a drama based on the massive leak of offshore financial data known as the Panama Papers.
With a cast also including Antonio Banderas and Sharon Stone, the Netflix film seeks to explain the debacle via lessons from characters' personal stories.
The so-called Panama Papers, consisting of millions of leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca in April 2016, provoked a global scandal after revealing how the rich and powerful used offshore corporations to evade taxes.
Speaking directly to viewers, Oldman and Banderas portray lawyers Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca who try to give their side of the story.
In a similar manner to "The Big Short" about the 2007 financial crisis, the two quirkily explain the world of shell companies and offshore accounts to the audience, who are also taken on a journey of illicit dealings as well as corruption via China, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
"The Laundromat" is one of two Netflix films vying for the festival's top Golden Lion prize, which the streaming giant won last year for "Roma".
(Production: Cristiano Corvino, Christian Levaux, Hanna Rantala)
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