Starring: Jackie Siegel, David Siegel, Virginia Nebab
Running Time: 100 minutes
Extras: Interview with Lauren Greenfield, Byod (Bring Your Own Doc) – Ondi Timoner interviews Lauren Greenfield and profiles Queen of Versailles, 7 Deleted scenes
The Queen Of Versailles is a revealing documentary by Lauren Greenfield that follows billionaire couple David and Jackie Siegel, just as they have started building a mansion inspired by the Palace of Versailles near Paris. The house will end up being the biggest single-family dwelling in America in Orlando, Florida and every night it’ll overlook the fireworks of Walt Disney World as they close for the day.
But here’s the twist, over the two years since the documentary started filming, the Siegel empire that’s fuelled by real estate, re-mortgaging, timeshares and – in essence – cheap money begins to falter due to the Us economic crisis that impacted on lives worldwide. The Queen Of Versailles isn’t unreasonably dramatic,