The $50 Million Art Swindle

Genre: Documentaries

Duration: 1x90

Year of Production: 2019

Production Company: Top Hat Productions

Broadcaster: BBC Two

Definition: HD

Rich, reckless and on the run

This feature-length documentary tells the remarkable story of a charlatan New York art dealer named Michel Cohen, who swindled over $50 million from the art establishment in 2001 before going on the run with his wife and two small children.

In 2003, he was found by Interpol in Brazil and was imprisoned in Rio de Janeiro. However, just seven months later, while awaiting extradition to the USA, he escaped from prison and vanished off the face of the earth. Sixteen years later, acclaimed filmmaker Vanessa Engle has managed to track him down and persuade him to tell his extraordinary story, in this highly entertaining crime caper, which is also a rich exploration of greed, motive and morality.

Series 1: 1x90 | HD | 2019