The $50 Million Art Swindle

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BBC Two 1 x 90

This feature-length documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Vanessa Engle 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, never to be seen again.  Eighteen years later, Vanessa has managed to track him down and persuade him to tell his extraordinary story, in a highly entertaining crime caper, which is also a rich exploration of greed, motive and morality.