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The Fall of Wirecard

45' (GER, ENG subs)
A former top target on Interpol’s most wanted list, his colleagues arrested, and billions of dollars that went up in flames. This is the first documentary on post-war Germany’s largest corporate fraud: the Wirecard scandal.

The film explores the rise and fall of the German fintech from the perspective of those who predicted the collapse: so-called short sellers from the UK and US who were betting against Wirecard’s share price for years. The investors were sure that this Munich-based company was inflating revenues. They highlighted the dubious practices of one of Germany’s flagship companies, but the authorities often refused to listen. In fact, they even prosecuted Wirecard’s critics and journalists. The result was nothing short of a disaster for thousands of small investors and Germany’s reputation as a financial center.

Original Title: Der Fall Wirecard – Von Sehern, Blendern und Verblendeten
Year: 2020
Length: 45' (GER, ENG subs)
Resolution: HD
Produced by: BR, ARD, Die Story

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