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Alexis Manya Spraic
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DHL Founder and billionaire Larry Hillblom seemed to have vanished into thin air when he failed to return from a routine flight in his vintage Seabee over the Pacific. After his disappearance, a dark side of Larry emerged. Even before he was officially declared dead, bar girls throughout Southeast Asia came forward claiming to have had children by Larry and seeking a piece of his vast fortune. BILLIONAIRE unravels the secretive and scandalous life of this enigmatic and reclusive tycoon. The battle over his estate took on epic proportions, pitting impoverished, teenage prostitutes against Larry's former business associates and several of the largest law firms in the world. In the end it is a David and Goliath story, as a surprising hero emerges to untangle the web and discover the startling truth.
Worth the Time
Difficult to understand why anyone would think this movie boring. it tells a fascinating story about the life (and then the fight for his money after death) of Larry Hillblom, the "H" of DHL, a brilliant but complicated man who many consider responsible for globalization. The David vs Golaith story is filled with mystery, intrigue, and apparent criminal activity. We saw it at the Tribeca Film Festival and the audience cheered.
Engrossing Story Well Worth Your Time
The filmmakers of this documentary won't ever win an award for production value. Every shot is lit ugly. The sound is spotty. The typefaces used in the credits, the composition of each shot, the audio mix...its all rough as hell and shows a lack of skill...
...but the story is absolutely compelling. And this is a tremendous achievement because this is a complicated story to tell. Alexis Manya Spraic finds a near-perfect balance to the story of Larry Hillblom, his estate and the battle to control it. I highly recommend this movie. It is well worth your time. After the first 1-2 minutes the hideous production quality will fade away and you'll be fully engrossed in this amazing tale.
A fascinating documentary about the murky life of billionaire DHL founder Larry Hillblom that unwinds like a great mystery novel. Definitely worth a watch!