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The Queen of Versailles (2012)

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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Herself - Miss New York 2009 (as Alyse Zwick)
Lorraine Barrett ... Herself - Real Estate Agent
June Downs ... Herself - Next Door Neighbor
Phillip Froehlich ... Himself - Vice President, West Resorts
Marissa Gaspay ... Herself - Nanny
Jonquil ... Herself - Niece
Tina Martinez ... Herself - High School Friend
Virginia Nebab ... Herself - Nanny
Wendy Ponce ... Herself - Housekeeper
... Himself
... Herself (as Jackie Siegel)
Richard Siegel ... Himself - Son
Victoria Siegel ... Herself - Daughter
Katie Stam ... Herself - Miss America
Terry Vaughn ... Himself - Westgate Employee
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In 2008, the Siegel family was top of the heap with the wealthy and politically influential David Siegel running the successful Westgate Resorts time-share business. To enjoy their good life, he and his engineer turned beauty queen trophy wife, Jackie, were building the largest single family private home in America. Suddenly, both the US economy and Westgate were rocked by the devastating sub-prime mortgage collapse. In the new economic reality with the business teetering on ruin, we follow the Siegels as they struggle to scale down their grotesquely ostentatious lifestyle. For this overprivileged family, accepting that situation proved a dispiriting struggle even as their unfinished dream home became a monument of their superficial values. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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16 August 2014 (Japan)  »

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A Rainha de Versalhes  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,326, 22 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,401,652, 18 November 2012
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With the upturn in the economy, the Siegels now completely own the Versailles property. It is now the fourth most expensive house in the United States. See more »

Quotes

David Siegel: Work is my life. I'm 24/7. I don't know any other way to do it. I'm a victim of my own success... or failures.
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Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #7.43 (2012) See more »

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Marissa Gaspay
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A nightmare
14 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

The documentary is great.... It makes the anatomy of the dominating American value : money = value of man. And what is extraordinary in this film is that it shows the exact opposite. All these people are just ghosts. They look vulgar, they think vulgar, they speak vulgar, they live in vulgarity. They look like poor actors in a bad film.......... their lives and the places they live in are a complete nightmare. I tried to find where is the humanity, the sincerity in these people (except the Philippine nanny)................ They are just utter rubbish. They actually belong to Disney and the nightmarish city of Las Vegas !!


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