The Queen of Versailles | 2012

Documentary
Jackie and David were building the biggest house in America - a 90,000-square-foot palace inspired by Versailles - when their timeshare empire faltered due to the economic crisis.
Director: Lauren Greenfield
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Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations | full awards »

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Synopsis

A 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.

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