​Watch The Trailer For New Doc About 'The Biggest Heist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of'

The China Hustle is an eye-opening new documentary from the makers of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, which is about what's being billed as 'the biggest heist you've never heard of'.

Watch the trailer for the film, which has just been released by Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing:

Looks good, doesn't it? Even if you know it's probably going to baffle the hell out of you with all that money talk.

The film takes a look into the fraudulent financial practices perpetuated by Wall Street, America's financial markets.

"There are no good guys in this story - including me," says Dan David, a financial whistleblower that features in the doc.

It sheds light particularly on fraudulent businesses in China that trick people into investing money into companies - companies that aren't actually making anywhere near as much money as they're led to believe.

But the massive twist in the true story is that everyone involved is guilty - including the investor who called everyone out in the first place.

It's already had favourable write-ups after being screened at Toronto International Festival, with The Hollywood Reporter saying it is an 'infuriating tale of stocks and fraud, but one that's easy for non-traders to understand.'

Directed by Jed Rothstein, the film features Dan David, Matthew Wiechert, Carson Block, James Chanos, Soren Aandahl and Maj Soueidnn.

One of the executive producers, Alex Gibney, has also already proven his worth in the documentary field, having been Oscar-nominated for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room - which delved into one of the biggest business scandals in American history by examining the 2001 collapse of Enron Corporation.

He also won a Best Documentary Oscar for Taxi to the Dark Side, the 2007 film that focused on the December 2002 killing of Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar. He was tortured to death by American soldiers at a US military detention centre in Afghanistan - his death not only being classified as homicide, but also the subject of a major investigation into abuse at the prison.

Gibney's track record shows he's not afraid to dive into particularly murky subject matter, which means The China Hustle looks set to be another particularly enlightening watch - the only downside is that you'll just have to wait until spring to see it; it hits theatres and video-on-demand services on 30 March 2018.

Featured Image Credit: The China Hustle / Magnolia Pictures / Magnet Releasing

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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