Documentary Film “Carlos Ghosn: The Last Flight”

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A great documentary film about Carlos Ghosn, a former president of Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault, who was arrested by the police for misrepresentation of his salaries. Just before his trial, he somehow escaped from Japan and made a historic presentation, criticizing the Japanese corporate culture and the justice system in Japan.

Ghosn made a historical turnaround of Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, which were near bankruptcy when he took over the CEO positions in late 1990’s. However, this legendary CEO of the automobile industry was suddenly arrested one day and suffered obloquy by the Japanese media, government, and general public.

This is a great documentary that illustrates an apex of globalization and cosmopolitanism in the global economy (Carlos Ghosn was raised and educated in multiple countries and speaks multiple languages, including Arabic, English, and French) as well as how globalization and cosmopolitanism failed because of the lack of appreciation of cross-cultural communication (Almost all Japanese executives at Nissan secretly collaborated with the public prosecutor’s office to make Carlos Ghosn’s arrest).

A great documentary and I highly recommended it.

Here is the official synopsis of the film: In December 2019, Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance charged with financial crimes, stunned the world by fleeing Japan in a Hollywood-worthy escape. What triggered his downfall from celebrated industry leader to international fugitive? Ghosn claims he fell victim to a conspiracy involving Nissan executives and members of the Japanese government. Yet the charges against him are hard to ignore. This documentary sheds light on this complex and multilayered story and divulges new details on his spectacular escape through interviews, archival footage and exclusive access to Carlos Ghosn and his wife Carole.

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