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Dir. Marc H. Simon
Documentary / 2010 / USA / 84 mins / English / PG

Unravelled tells a modern day tragedy of ambition gone astray — it is a compelling first person account of one man’s audacious decent into white collar crime and the destruction left behind.

Just days before Bernard Madoff captured the nation’s attention as the largest Ponzi schemer in U.S. history, Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, was arrested for orchestrating a massive fraud that netted over 750 million dollars.

 

 

The film is set in the “guilded cage” of Dreier’s Upper East Side Penthouse, where the Court has ordered him confined to house arrest until his sentencing day.

For sixty days — from the day he pleads guilty until the day he is sentenced — the divorced father of two reflects upon the choices that lead to his criminal demise, and the prospect of life imprisonment. Building upon candid interviews with Dreier, Unravelled weaves its narrative with cinema verité footage, revealing archival material and innovative animation effects. The film builds suspense as the countdown to his trial date approaches.

 

TIME PROGRAMME
7.00PM Welcome Speech by Ms Clara Cheo
Chief Executive Officer, Golden VillageWelcome Speech by Mr Kenneth Tan
Chairman, Singapore Film Society
7.15PM Screening of UNRAVELED
8.45PM The Psychology of Fraud
What Makes a “Good” Person Turn “Bad”?
Panel Discussion
9.30PM End

 

PANELLISTS

Moderated by Joseph Alfred