The Pandora Papers…. as a Wes Anderson film

The Pandora Papers leak is absolutely massive. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washington DC obtained almost 12 million documents— more than the Panama Papers and the Offshore leaks and nearly as many as the Paradise Papers. The group says the documents "reveal the inner workings of a shadow economy that benefits the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of everyone else." As journalists comb through the 2.9 terabytes of data, they uncover stories of powerful people using secret offshore companies to hide their wealth and avoid paying their fair share in taxes.

Following the leak, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development announced that 136 countries agreed to a global minimum tax deal to force big companies to pay a minimum tax rate of 15%.

The findings are both widespread, complicated, and hard to keep straight, so Dan Toomey from Morning Brew told the story in a crude, at-home version of Wes Anderson's style, complete with the filmmaker's characteristic symmetry and old-timey music.