The dodgy guys in the pack

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a wonderful documentary. Screening at this year’s Sydney Film Festival (and receiving a wider release in the coming months), the film tells the sordid tale of greed gone horribly wrong, the distorted American dream and the relationship between former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay and the Bush family.

Enron’s history is dissected as are the ways in which this once grand American energy company never understood the lessons of restraint. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone says: “Alex Gibney’s riveting documentary is a rape story, with the public trust as the victim.”

Welcome to corporate America without brakes or morality.

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