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The Queen of Versailles

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.


"Yet, more than a social morality tale, this is a character study, with the title well chosen. The Queen commands our attention throughout, becoming almost a figurehead of the nation’s personality, often ridiculous but always compelling, shallow and shrewd and tough and generous and farcical and fun." - Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Cast: Virginia Nebab, David Siegel and Jaqueline Siegel
Year: 2012
Runtime: 100 minutes
Country: USA, Netherlands, UK, Denmark
Language: English
Distributor: Mongrel Media

Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR


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