DE | 2018 | 52' | HD | German, English, French | By Gabriele Wengler | Stennerfilm & Leonardo Films | Partner: Nordmedia | Broadcasters: NDR, ARTE, Nordmedia
Aristotle Socrates Onassis is the most famous Greek shipping magnate of the XXth century: he amassed the world's largest privately owned shipping fleet and was one of the world's richest and most famous jet-set men. He had an affair with famous opera singer Maria Callas, and married in 1968 Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of American President John F. Kennedy. His lack of conscience, his brutality, petulance, power of persuasion, intelligence and generosity are still fascinating. New insights into one of the most influential men after World War II call for a journalistically sound as well as glamorous documentary with re-enactments to shedd light on the myth based on love, power and their dark sides. A life like a Greek tragedy: it is the story of a man who rises up from the very bottom, found wealth and power, but never happiness.