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NEW TRAILER: The Queen of Versailles

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/09/2012

The Queen of VersaillesThis is the Trailer for The Queen of Versailles. It’s an award winning documentary that follows a billionaire couple who  live in a 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles, built on the success of the time-share industry.


David Siegel was one of the the richest men in the world, and set to do a billion dollar in sales before the markets crashed in 2008. The film is billed as a comedy, but there is nothing funny about going broke. Though ‘The Queen,’ does seem likable or rather affable and clueless and that’s humorous. I don’t know much else about the film, but the trailer is very interesting.


The director Lauren Greenfield is a fine documentarian. She directed the controversial documentary, ‘Thin.’ The story of four women suffering from anorexia and bulimia in South Florida. If you have seen that film, you know, Lauren Greenfield doesn’t pull any punches. What you think you’re going to see, you’re going to get.


The Queen of Versailles Trailer



MORE: Directed by lauded filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield, who won the U.S. Directing Award for Documentary Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for this film, 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.



The Queen of Versailles


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