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The Best Quotes From 'The Laundromat'

Updated October 23, 2019 221 votes 49 voters 1.2k views22 items

If you're a Netflix subscriber and have seen the film, we want you to vote for the best The Laundromat quotes. This ambitious and unusual film is the new one from Steven Soderbergh, the Oscar-winning director of Traffic. His other films include Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight, Magic Mike, and Sex, Lies & Videotape.

For his latest venture, Soderbergh takes on the Mossack Fonseca scandal. This 2016 incident, revealed to the world via leaked documents known as the "Panama Papers," exposed two law partners who helped their rich and powerful clients avoid paying taxes through the use of offshore corporations. While that may sound like a dry subject for a movie, The Laundromat makes it easier to swallow by including colorful characters and a handful of funny lines scattered throughout. 

Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas play, respectively, Jürgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, the men at the heart of the scandal. Meryl Streep co-stars as Ellen Martin, a woman whose husband dies in a freak boat tour accident. Her quest to get legal compensation sets in motion a chain of events that eventually brings the law partners down. The film shows us how many players from around the world help pull off such schemes.

Vote up the most memorable quotes from The Laundromat on the list below, whether humorous one liners or more dramatic bits of dialogue.

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    Privacy And Secrecy

    Ramon Fonseca: More than anything else, our clients expect one thing from us.

    Jürgen Mossack: Privacy.

    Ramon Fonseca: Now, privacy and secrecy are two different things. Privacy is locking the bathroom door when you want to take a pee.

    Jürgen Mossack: Secrecy, on the other hand, is locking the door because what you are doing in a bathroom is not what people usually do. 

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    Saving The World

    Ramon Fonseca: Saving the world, it turns out, is very hard. 

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    Tax Avoidance

    Jürgen Mossack: Tax evasion is a crime. But tax avoidance, that's what put us in business. 

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    2000 Billionaires

    Jürgen Mossack: There are just over 2000 billionaires on planet Earth. Maybe you are one of them. Or maybe you're just a millionaire. There are 15 million of them. 

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