The Kleptocrats

The Kleptocrats

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Join investigative reporters as they follow the paper trail in this documentary on Malaysia's glitzy multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal. More

"In full-on investigative mode, reporters from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Hollywood Reporter doggedly pursue the story of US $3.5 billion missing from a Malaysian wealth fund. They trace the dirty money, via real estate deals and movie financing, back to the top tiers of the Malaysian government. Incredibly (but oh, how fitting!), the audacious swindlers chose to back the 2014 blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street. Hollywood A-listers, including Leonardo DiCaprio, attended lavish parties hosted to launch the film. The embezzlement was orchestrated by a flamboyant fancier, Jho Low, and Riza Aziz, the stepson of the then-Malaysian Prime Minister. As the truth finally comes to light, assets are frozen and the fall-out begins." (Sydney Film Festival)

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Documentary
Director:
Sam Hobkinson ('The Love of Books: A Sarajevo Story', 'Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable')Havana Marking ('Afghan Star', 'Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers')
Writer:
Sam HobkinsonHavana MarkingLouise Story

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