tv Documentary RT January 10, 2018 12:30am-1:00am EST
but today it has become a permanent storage site with sixty thousand square meters of space rented by the city of geneva to transporters or to private individuals to safeguard their assets . behind these anonymous double locked doors there is gold and diamonds. it is also the largest wine cellar in the world with three million bottles laid to rest. bottles worth five hundred thousand two thousand dollars quietly maturing and gaining in value at a constant temperature and humidity. these buildings are anti earthquake and the doors are resistant to explosives. and to protect these treasures from fire a special room houses hundreds of extinguishers that can be activated at any moment
. another reason the freeport take so many precautions is because behind its gates rest priceless works of art thought to be worth tens of billions of dollars it's perhaps the world's largest museum but a museum no one can visit. the geneva freeport is one of europe's best kept secrets. works by rembrandt leonardo da vinci and thousands of antiquities a treasure the size of which nobody knows the scale or the value. of case all fall say. another secret is the name of the owners of the works. recently a number of cases have tainted the institution's name. the looting of jewish assets
money laundering tax fraud it's hard to say if it was hidden or not but it was kept very discreetly in the freeport. the geneva freeport is an eldorado for art dealers wealthy heirs and fraudsters it's where they do their business hidden from view. one man agreed to open the doors of the freeport to us eve movie with his managing director i'm own concise he runs the world's biggest company in the transport and storage of art works doesn't see it well so i see a later one st's just fall out and also if the dr i love. they did so after the opposite sex and they all don't this is a if they do once he's called for all dominoes deposit your keys from his own press reports read what you already perceive although. every day
dozens of priceless artworks enter or leave the store rooms managed by eve bouvier's company. there's even a special workshop to pack and prepare the works for shipment. said lawsuit on the look on both on the. bus from exposes to an unknown greed dozens integrate. that are good enough for being given kessel mazumdar because he said to me. well why do you appear. on the. estate with a sequence to. do what degree and. just put it under the. form of no question the company don't want to and if. he does if. he's assumed appropriate they're full of want to take a sample data. in a poor public. and look i'm using. jennifer about with sicko if you don't see
it's a coffin also think of it to do the nickel for. either the watch word is secrecy. eve bouvier was originally a shipper but he transformed his old shipping company not look cute founded in one thousand fifty nine into an art market multinational. it is now present in geneva luxembourg and singapore. the man nicknamed the freeport king had a great idea to earn client loyalty his company would not only pack and ship artworks it would provide in geneva twenty thousand square metres of storage space along with framing and restoration workshops. it also offers its clients special rooms in which to admire their assets or negotiate sales dealers gallery owners and buyers can thus meet in total discretion
. today the former shipper has become a multi-millionaire. we meet him again in paris in the high class eighth district a stone's throw from the palace. eve movie the shipper of the geneva freeport welcomes us to his paris home a richly decorated and furnished apartment. so i don't think. that moment get the best unable to do and you will still. keep as it is keeping it is said and designed and is anymore. to fit us though it's what i've told you of cost double or. go or more. to sop is that. by storing and shipping his. artworks ease bouvier gradually
learned another much more lucrative trade as an art dealer. just because he felt. on the mend that album quick witted pretty quick to leave office in the low share quick wit economy functioning as you could it is a restaurant though shop here connla mature he's right there that it is his who got his a vehicle. he ever could. get to have almost with one of us toss your way given the other stall who could be the i just be you know what to take it. upon. for thirty years eve movie has been in the ideal place to learn the secrets of the market. for maestro a little beaut the shark. some of them in the. videos of all mr wood is awful miss
you so walk at the root of all. he's on a cute since you yeah so what did they do on the divorce rate in the. us look at the film as you said. it's a straight or lesser sort of old do more good enough. thanks to the network he's built up the businessman has even opened a gallery on the cable ten the antique dealers district one of paris's most prestigious addresses he takes us there. he wants to show us how well established he is and how he buys and sells some of the most renowned names in painting and sculpture. and i have to tell you we came. to see if i thought i'd try to do all. the gallery. director greets us. the gallery houses significant and very expensive
works this marble sculpture of eve is by or done it's already been reserved by an asian client. so. the when you have preserving zone. it. did this go toward the album that was the theme and what it. was we just it's good they get to see them your diet is good you presume about a lot of shit without the question. how do. you want to because then most of it is a nominal father on more famous signatures and in drawing by salvador dali. i should go. he didn't. just sit and listen to him he. didn't go through. the region again.
miscues is three to six inches to get. in the city's only crime and discussed forcefully and discussed sean can discuss the scale saying this question abo off it of a bubble that they don't. even look at this and both can produce a new list of all of them see a feeling of prefab it except they keep all skip the truly pieces key piece of. this gets us to go see. if you want it sit tight if you see the the fish out in. is almost caused by the knee deep in the community specifically. according to inside information these works are worth several million dollars. an art gallery with a view of the louvre quite
a showcase. at it. zaya the billionaire and the cursed because. it was a look into some of the darker practices of the art market. the allegations made by low point were such that the magazine was found guilty of infringement of privacy. the hard hitting article tells of a violent clash between movie and one of the richest men on the planet a russian dimitry. seen here in this photo taken in his living room in monaco. here's what people have been saying about redacted the night with us exactly just full on awesome the only show i go out of my way to launch
a lot of the really packs a punch at least yampa is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than bluegrass to see people you never heard of love redacted tonight my president of the world bank take. me seriously send us an email. i had a great education a good job and a family that loved me. i never had to worry about how i would eat somewhere i would sleep. i'm facing christmas alone out on the streets of london. well you look here is. a clip of the glory like. you know to somebody who still give out food for the stuff. you don't really feel like you know. and then. the guy just
came over to me saw me and gave me a change of this book. hey everybody i'm stephen bob. taft hollywood guy will suspect every proud american first of all i'm just george bush and r.v.'s to suggest this is my buddy max famous financial guru and we're just a little bit different on this day. no one knows up with all the drama happening in our country and i'm hitting the road to have some fun every day americans. and hopefully start to bridge the gap this is the great american people which.
closes a little. when you don't see. the teachers gallic what they did they could put it. to what they did not through only ten best. left alone. said. clinton no servant is messy that the. few speak french. those of us who want to send them for. this busy templates. list story goes back to two thousand and three when eve bouvier met the russian billionaire a close friend of prince albert. is the owner of the soccer club a s monaco.
and rebuild of love hit it off immediately. they are at a costume party on the billionaire's private greek island. for ten years eve movie help his friend put together an exceptional collection of paintings and sculptures as compiled in this catalogue. he acquired works by dion e. . go gung. ho dum. and even leonardo da vinci. plus some picasso's. in zero thirty eight works for the mind boggling sum of just over one billion eight hundred million dollars. but their friendship would come to a brutal end during a meeting in monaco in february two thousand and fifteen eve bouvier's attorney david b. don't explains. the many us. but
we are where you are when that corkey. they all do to you other people should be three ball of left that you use for. you don't even know when you're that. early fusion to mature a bit of left. there. after your hot weekend. the russian billionaire had filed charges against even. get used to him of making exorbitant profits of a billion dollars and his own personal loss. claim to have paid double what his collection was worth. take for example this painting number six by mark rothko. we managed to get a hold of the documents of the transaction. even bought it from wealthy landowners
in the border region for eighty three million five hundred thousand dollars. a few weeks later as this invoice shows the painting was sold to an offshore company accent delight which belongs to the russian billionaire. acquired for eighty three point five. million dollars the rothko was sold for one hundred forty million. eve profit on the deal almost seventy million dollars. with this picasso flute player with a naked woman the profit was even more staggering. purchased on october seventh two thousand and ten for three and a half million it was sold on to dimitri ribble of live the very next day for twenty five million a profit of twenty one million in twenty four hours. eve movies profits were colossal. but his attorney sweeps the accusations aside he
believes there was nothing illegal in his client's profits and that the russian billionaire should have been shrewder. whole pushed out of proceeds. of each. may all their so-called all cope oil go up or the world over this is sort of the year anywhere you want i mean you at your level of. it is of course. going to stop there. and if you stick with it if at the. top oscars of equals three no cholesterol oxygen formed a post said i don't he she small do you view. we tried to contact the russian billionaire dimitri ruble of love. preferred not to comment. eve bouvier was indicted in monaco in february two thousand and fifteen for fraud and complicity in money laundering the investigation is still ongoing.
but in the collection there were two other paintings that would cause trouble. in september two thousand and fifteen the billionaire posed with these two gotchas which like the rest of his collection he bought from eve bouvier the russian is beaming with joy. he thought he had done good business with these two portraits of checking because his last wife spanish woman with a fan and woman arranging her hair. but an unexpected figure came along to spoil the party. catherine. one of the causes heiresses jacqueline's daughter. she found a complaint for theft and suspected eve movie of being involved in the fencing of the two paintings sold to rebuild of lev along with fifty eight drawings. a judge in paris issued an international warrant for bouvier's arrest. the art dealer was
suddenly being sought by police forces all over the world. years gasoline with pablo picasso and her mother. back then they lived in the south of france on the hill of moshe in an old farmhouse called note. because i lived in painted there for twenty years or so. in the fourteenth district of paris we're going to meet peter dupont. this former journalist was jacqueline picasso's confidant she wrote about their relationship in a book and she witnessed the scale of the artist body of work. how do you talk to cook to do you think the number one in the head to send their young men young men
so what it was like it. she may think that this team. i don't need to prove because she could be identified and yet hillcoat is left to back it they will have it. on the artist death in one thousand nine hundred seventy three then on jackson's death thirteen years later. almost two thousand paintings seven thousand drawings and one thousand two hundred sculptures were officially recorded. in order to pay the inheritance duties part of the work was given to the state something known as payment in lieu. of. all the little mall in. the city while. they go. it. watch the show they don't use of these
old clothes. but i. tend to do better than in a shift just. because body of work was enormous. some of his works went unrecorded after the painter died they were probably hidden away during the inventory for the inheritance. but that is what this report suggests by the director of the administration who represents the family's interests. it is likely that escape the inventory as they had been hidden by. this is that to be the case for the two disputed paintings. accused of being
involved in the theft of the two portraits. defends himself and declares that he did indeed pay katherine you don't. apparently asked him to pay money not directly to the heiress but to a trust fund and offer a company based in a tax haven. close to the stone shine the cabinet of a casion have to benefit the job you. demand i mean done what this often is if there's a fear of it all susceptible to. dust and the disk can support it just because fair share of yes it does own the promises we should shine so the cost . to prove his claims he shows us this document which is apparently the receipt for payment for the two portraits. m.-e. i invest bouvier's company paid eight million dollars to nobody oh trust based at the central bank investor who's capital of lichtenstein.
the name of catherine who done doesn't appear. but investigators discovered that no below trust belonged to a certain katherine blake living at rouge black in paris. the address was no longer her residential address but play was none other than the married name of katherine you've done. behind the offshore company it was indeed the because so heiress who received the payment from eve movie and in front of our camera the art dealer went even further. someone does sophisticated to. set the idea. in society killed off welfare when they call over. on demand for the safety of work no one to get out of i suppose they keep on a vote have asked though as you don't there's a can we don't miss it says offset of almost without which then she knows she said
it off without it into a business of how many gesture a plank of wood if she did that doesn't give me that f.s.s. is them law said you are a systemic one organising play to fit in such a terrible dipping following the supposed to go to left of his gun. eve bouvier had to pay several million dollars in bail to have his international arrest warrant lifted. and still facing an indictment for fencing stolen goods the arguing has made new accusations regarding the picasso heiresses financial scams. when you know what. was being bought moderna. said. that mall is shall want to sit and. eat. drawing peter and his model to katherine. once again no mention of her name the money was paid to an offshore company in panama this time. well the drawing turned
up at the geneva freeport. of also tempura. it. as a never before. kid we should. know she really. was busy don't want to. pilot the whole me is or look out it. never. says ok if that is not true i don't see. we contacted catherine lawyer for response to serious accusations here is her reply . does not wish to communicate or to participate in any sort of broadcast.
in two thousand and sixteen the panama papers show the world with the tax haven secrets two trillion united states dollars pass through most of conseco in the amount of time that we've put them in the panama papers exposure that's what it shows a lot of money it really is. journalism it's an act of journalism looking at things that people want to keep secret and asking why would they want to keep these things secret. millions of. documents were examining. all the people which basically have tried to get an advantage out of this sort of
newspaper. and probably other politician which were. other politicians the media would point to find targets such as the kings of morocco and saudi arabia the president of argentina several prime ministers. and russian president vladimir putin of course. oh my god i've had so i have sued so many newspapers for defamation some things don't just happen by chance it was very striking there were no more americans to go specially a lot of people from the brics countries specially brazil russia and china that this special project reveals what was. missed in the media coverage. the panama chronicles. the two thousand and eight economic crisis turn some countries into pigs these are the countries with weaker economies that needed austerity policies
if you are in a situation of even the recession austerity is a very bad idea it doesn't work and it makes millions of people very unhappy and employed see their wages decline. decade how good are the results she saw peaceful by the people gathered in which to watch people with you what i. believe will be she is at the climate was i mean to for legal. challenge nice to. think she sat there. while the same mission is still in place one of the consequences to. blue bird flu dispute over who will first be. the truth the consumer is the consequences are actually quite acceptable to the decision maker.