There are many films about adventurers and a variety of Grand Scam. Yet most of them are based on real events. We offer to Your attention seven of the most popular tapes on the money-making scheme, where the prototypes were made by real heroes.
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“The wolf of wall street” (2013)
Director Martin Scorsese made this tape in 2013. Its plot revolves around broker Jordan Belfort, who is played by Leonardo Di Caprio. However, people with the same name existed in real life. In the 90-ies of the last century that marked a significant manipulation of the securities market, in particular money laundering through offshore accounts, and the organization of the trade cheap stocks. In the end he was convicted of fraud and spent 22 months in prison.
“Catch me if you can” (2002)
Again Leo DiCaprio plays a pretty-boy con man, but this time the film was made by Steven Spielberg. “Catch me if you can” – adaptation of the real-life stories in the life of Frank Ebel Jr., who lived in the 60 years of the last century. Throughout his adult 21 years Frank managed to change many professions – he was the pilot of a passenger liner, and a doctor. And all thanks to the skillful forgery. In the end, this leads to thousands of bad checks and earned with this fraud of millions of dollars.
His creation James Durden based on the book nick Nelson, where he told about how with the help of financial fraud managed to be enriched on a significant amount of money and bankrupt Bank “Barings”. The Director did not even bother to change the name of the main character, and this role invited a young Ewan McGregor. In fact, the film refers to a clever young man who became an employee of one of the most respected banks: here he begins to trade on the exchange and recording of assets. Earning huge amount of money and getting well-deserved respect, Nick loses his head and makes a lot of mistakes that lead to bankruptcy of financial institutions. Consequently, the monumental Bank, which has stood for over 200 years and even survived the Great depression and two world wars, was sold to the Dutch for only 1 pound.
Tape Adam McKay talks about how a group of persistent and tricky guys trying to make money on the decline of the American mortgage market. And this story happened in reality. In particular, in 2007-2008, several of your clever foresight have earned a lot of money. One of the chief in this gang is a hero Christian bale – he first predicted the upcoming collapse of the banking system.
“Bankers Of God” (2002)
The events in the film by Giuseppe Ferrara takes place in the Vatican. As it turned out, on the territory of the smallest country in the world and the centre of the Catholic Church was not one of a stunning operation to launder money for the mob. The whole plot is “Bankers of God” is tied to the real facts of the life of Roberto Calvi, which, after the bankruptcy of the largest local Bank, where he was Chairman, hanged himself under a bridge in London. But in the official version of suicide of the banker of God, as he called Calvi, no one believed – the majority believed that it is the handiwork of the mafia. In fact, during the investigation of this case and come to the surface details of the dirty deeds with the participation of the top surpassing religion of the Vatican.
Tape-investigation of Charles Ferguson talks about nahodeny side of the financial crisis that hit the world in 2008. While millions of people lost huge sums, and some lost not only their savings, but even jobs and homes. The film itself consists of interviews with bankers, politicians and financiers. In particular, you can see such famous figures as George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and narration read by Matt Damon.
“Twenty one” (2008)
Director: Robert Luketich took my job based on the bestseller by Ben Mezrich “the Strike at casino. How to win big”, released in 2003. The film tells the story of how a team of five students from mit under the guidance of former player, now a respectable teacher of higher mathematics with the elements of the theory of probabilities within 12 weeks trying to empty a few casinos in Las Vegas. To do this, they devised a plan, by which the probability of winning when playing blackjack increases several times.
Actually this story happened in the US at the turn of the 2000s. Then a bunch of student geeks under the guidance of the teacher, cleaned out some of the gaming rooms, who angered almost the whole of Las Vegas. It is also known that in the 1960-ies the prototype of Professor Micky Rossa – Claude Shannon – have created an analog computing device the size of a pack of cigarettes where it was necessary to enter information about the rotation speed of the roulette wheel, in the end, this helped the player to bet on.