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The queen of versailles [electronic resource]/ Directed by Lauren Greenfield;Produced by Lauren Greenfield.

Siegel, Jacqueline. (Added Author). Siegel, David. (Added Author).
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  • Date Published: 2015.
  • Distributor: Los Angeles : Magnolia Pictures, 2015.

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Participant or Performer Note: Jacqueline Siegel, David Siegel.
Summary, etc.: 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 the epic proportions of a 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 largest privately owned 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.
Subject: Documentary.

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