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The Queen of Versailles: sub prime drama

For a bit of good old sub prime schadenfreude, check out The Queen of Versailles which follows time share billionaires David and Jackie Siegel as they set out to build the biggest house in America. It may seem like the latest from Christopher Guest but it is actually the work of Lauren Greenfield and was the opening documentary of this year’s Sundance Festival. The film, which will be shown in the UK next month, has already won a slew of awards although it is also now the subject of a bitter defamation suit. It’s a horror story of sorts but not without laughs. As Jackie says to her staff as the grandiose plans falter, ‘Look on the bright side – you may not have to clean this place…’

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