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2023 Nominees

The Talented Mr. Rosenberg

Melbar Entertainment Group


- Crime & Investigative

Inspired by the investigative journalism of writer Courtney Shea, the film explores a world where cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, but true con artists — like Bernie Madoff, Anna Sorokin ... and Albert Rosenberg — are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? These are the questions that are tackled in this frightening and mesmerizing new film. Through extraordinary and unprecedented interviews with Rosenberg himself, his daughter, and his victims, The Talented Mr. Rosenberg is a disconcerting film that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime or you engage in online dating. The bottom line: you won’t think twice because that’s how we’re all wired. The irony is the smarter you think you are, the more readily you’ll fall.