TV tonight: the $50m art heist to end all others
Filmmaker Vanessa Eagle tracks down culprit Michel Cohen who escaped police clutches in 2003. Plus: DS Steve Fulcher is in the dock in A Confession. Here’s what to watch this evening
It reads like something out of a heist movie: the self-made man with no knowable past pulls off one of the biggest art cons in history, making away with more than $50m from auction houses and art dealers. The man is Michel Cohen, and since escaping extradition from Brazil in 2003 he had never been seen – until the film-maker Vanessa Engle managed to track him down for this feature. It is a wild, thrilling ride examining how greed and success dovetail in a society that bases trust largely upon appearances. Ammar KaliaContinue reading...