The Wiz­ard of Lies

DRAMA / 9.00pm / Sky At­lantic

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there is some real Hol­ly­wood heft to HBO’S fea­ture-length bi­og­ra­phy of Wall Street vil­lain Bernie Mad­off, who in 2009 was sen­tenced to 150 years in prison for one of the big­gest fi­nan­cial frauds in his­tory. Framed by an in­car­cer­ated Mad­off (Robert De Niro) giv­ing an in­ter­view to new York Times jour­nal­ist Diana B Hen­riques, di­rec­tor Barry Levin­son’s master­ful film tells the story of how Mad­off kept his de­cep­tion quiet for years – even from his wife Ruth (Michelle Pfeif­fer). ‘I keep you in the dark to pro­tect you,’ Mad­off tells Ruth, be­fore his fam­ily’s lives are shat­tered along with those of thou­sands of his vic­tims.

Michelle Pfeif­fer and Robert De Niro star as Ruth and Bernie Mad­off

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