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The Queen of Versailles

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Available for screenings until

Jan 01, 2026

Available for screenings in

United States of America

About the film

With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, The Queen of Versailles follows billionaires Jackie and David’s rags-to-riches story to uncover the innate virtues and flaws of their American dream. We open on the triumphant construction of the biggest house in America, a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles. Since a booming time-share business built on the real-estate bubble is financing it, the economic crisis brings progress to a halt and seals the fate of its owners. We witness the impact of this turn of fortune over the next two years in a riveting film fraught with delusion, denial, and self-effacing humor.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 40m

Released

2012

Director

Lauren Greenfield

Producer

Danielle Renfrew Behrens

Awards & recognition

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Winner SEFCA Award: Best Documentary

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2012 Winner WFCC Award: Best Documentary by or About Women

Critics Choice Awards

2013 Nominee Critics Choice Award: Best Documentary Feature

What people are saying

Press Previous Next "An oddly spellbinding, must-see documentary. A portrait of American cluelessness by way of absurd financial irresponsibility, and a cautionary tale about the cost of living an unexamined life."

Jeffrey Wells

Hollywood Elsewhere

"EXCELLENT AND UNEXPECTEDLY NUANCED."

Sheri Linden

LA Times

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