The story of the monster from Wall Street

One of the biggest frauds in history on Netflix.

Jan 3, 2023 - 08:32
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The story of the monster from Wall Street

From an investment expert to a notorious convict

Netflix has announced that a documentary about the rise and collapse of Wall Street financier Bernie Madoff, the man behind one of the largest scams in history, the so-called Ponzi scheme, will be released on January 4.

Director and producer Joe Berlinger, no stranger to criminal themes, will tell the story of the legendary Madoff.

After the film "Extremely Deranged, Shockingly Cruel and Evil," which recounts the acts of serial murderer Ted Bundy, and the documentary series "Conversations with a Murderer," one of his "real crime" documentary series, Berlinger now concentrates on the Ponzi scheme. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Madoff, who died last year, was sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2009.

The upcoming documentary, which includes the testimonies of the victims of this fraud, as seen in the trailer, as well as the perspectives of investigators and whistleblowers, centers on a man who, after the fraud was exposed, went from being perceived as an investment expert to a notorious convict, a Wall Street monster.

Even Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, whose foundation was harmed by the fraud, called him "one of the worst crooks, liars, and criminals," according to the Guardian.

To date, various artists have been influenced by Madoff's story.

She was the basis for the miniseries "Madoff," with Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner, as well as the film "Wizard of Lies," starring the famous Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, among others.

Academy of Film Arts: No nominations of potential sexual abusers for the Caesar Award

According to the BBC, the French Academy of Film Arts, which gives the César Award, has declared a prohibition on nominations for anyone facing a probable jail sentence for sexual abuse. The award presentation is scheduled for next month.

The academy noted that the decision was made out of respect for all potential victims of sexual violence, which implies that the French actor Sofian Benasse, who is under investigation for rape claims that he denies, will be excluded from the ceremony.

Post by Bryan C.