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The Wolf of Wall Street raises broad questions about the way success is defined

Issue No. 2386

Margot Robbie and Leonardo di Caprio as Natalie Lapaglia and Jordan Belfort

Margot Robbie and Leonardo di Caprio as Natalie Lapaglia and Jordan Belfort


The latest collaboration between Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio turns real life crooked banker Jordan Belfort into a modern day Caligula.

It shows Belfort’s rise through a cavalcade of debauchery and misogyny with a record-breaking 506 uses of the F-word.

Some critics have accused it of glorifying the bankers—and some bankers have been quick to protest that Belfort doesn’t represent them.

But this “biography of a scumbag” raises broader questions about the way our society defines success.

Directed by Martin Scorsese - out now

 


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Tue 14 Jan 2014, 18:22 GMT
Issue No. 2386
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