VHS : Rogue Trader
starring: Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel
directed by: James Dearden
This film must have gone direct to video in the US because I don't remember seeing a listing for it in theaters. This is a true story of Nick Leeson which it seems is somewhat controversial in Europe, especially in Great Britain. It is always difficult to depict a story from the headlines without controversy, because so many people have already formed opinions about the events from media accounts. This film was taken from Leeson's book, and therefore it depicts him favorably as not such a rogue after all.
Here in the states, this news apparently was not quite as sensational as in Europe. Honestly, I must admit that when I was watching this movie, it took me a while to make the connection. I remembered Barings, but not Leeson's name. Since I only knew part of the ending, that made the movie more enjoyable.
This was a terrific film. Ewan McGregor was fabulous as the rogue. more info...
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