The PM, The Playboy and the Wolf of Wall Street - Storyville

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The PM, The Playboy and the Wolf of Wall Street - Storyville

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Review

There’s a terrible irony at the heart of this story about how a Malaysian government wealth fund was defrauded of millions of dollars. One of the beneficiaries of money from the fund was a film production company that helped finance The Wolf of Wall Street.

This fascinating Storyville doc mimics that film’s style with bold yellow interstitial cards as it follows the work of dogged reporters from New York, LA and Malaysia as they pursue the dirty money. And at the centre of the story is its own “Wolf”, the enigmatic playboy Jho Low, who loves ostentatious star-filled parties, and has a close connection with the Malaysian prime minister...

Summary

The story of one of the world's biggest white collar-heists, which saw a Malaysian wealth fund looted of $3.5billion and involved government corruption at the highest level, abuse of power and international money laundering. With little to go on, investigative reporters from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Hollywood Reporter retrace the dirty money, via real-estate deals and movie financing including The Wolf of Wall Street, back to the top echelons of the Malaysian government. The Prime Minister and his inner circle are implicated, assets are frozen, money is seized and the Malaysian people fight back.

Cast & Crew

Director Sam Hobkinson
Director Havana Marking
Producer Mike Lerner
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