The official trailer for "The Queen of Versailles" starring Jackie Siegel and David Siegel. A documentary that follows a billionaire couple who live in a 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles, built on the success of the time-share industry.
Perhaps one of the most interesting parts in the movie is after the housing crash, David Siegel starts buying back some of his properties from the very banks that he foreclosed on - or at least that seems to be what's happening - Siegel is constainly on the phone and digging through paperwork to see if there's some way he can save his businesses and properties.
More about the movie if you haven't seen it, you should:
The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream.
The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the largest privately-owned house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace.
Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.