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A Leak in Paradise

David Leloup and Jean-Philippe Rouxel  |  Alberta Premiere


About the Film

A Leak in Paradise tells the story of Rudolf Elmer, a whistle-blowing Swiss banker who breached bank secrecy. He revealed, via the press and WikiLeaks, the seedy secrets of a Cayman Islands bank. Since, he has been tailed, harassed, exiled and jailed. Bank secrecy is sacrosanct, especially in these shady fiscal paradises. Through documents and his testimony, Rudolf Elmer, the only banker to speak out, plunges us into the secretive world of offshore banking, an industry worth 15.000 billion dollars whose driving role in tax evasion and the surge of deregulated finance weakens our democracies and destroys the social contract. 


UN Sustainable Development Goal 16:  Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Film Information

Year: 2016
Length: 77 min
Language: English
Country: Switzerland
Premiere: Alberta
Genre: Social Issue

Cast & Credits

Director: David Leloup and Jean-Philippe Rouxel
Producer: Sergio Ghizzardi 

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Locations & Showtimes


Sunday, November 20  |   3:50PM
River Park Auditorium

Free Admission



Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.



Kristine Robidoux, QC, CCEP, is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office, where she practices in the areas of white collar defence, internal investigations, corporate risk and compliance. A member of the firm's White Collar Defence and Investigations Group, Kris has broad general criminal defence as well as white collar defence experience, representing corporations, boards of directors, company officers and directors facing allegations of wrongdoing. She has conducted numerous internal investigations, including hundreds of witness interviews, around the globe. She regularly assists clients in responding to enforcement agency requests, search warrants, production orders and other demands from regulators in Canada as well as foreign countries.