The Wizard of Lies
May 21, 2017 on showcase.
In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. This film examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and coverup, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted
into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight.
Robert De Niro plays the role of family patriarch Bernie Madoff, Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Ruth Madoff, Bernie’s long time spouse and unwitting partner during the events that would lead to financial ruin for countless people and institutions, as well as his and his family’s destruction.