Just days before the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, American politics will be on display across the pond at the Cannes Film Festival with the May 16 premiere of “Clinton Cash.”
The controversial film – based on the 2015 bestseller by Peter Schweizer – portrays Bill and Hillary Clinton as “a greedy tag team who used the family’s controversial Clinton Foundation and her position as secretary of state to help billionaires make shady deals around the world with corrupt dictators, all while enriching themselves to the tune of millions,” according to MSNBC who got an exclusive first look at the hour-long film.
“The allegations are as brazen as they are controversial: What other film at Cannes would come up with a plot that involves Russian President Vladimir Putin wrangling a deal with the alleged help of both Clintons, a Canadian billionaire, Kazakhstan mining officials and the Russian atomic energy agency – all of which resulted in Putin gaining control of 20 percent of all the uranium in the U.S.?” wrote MSNBC’s Dana Kennedy.
The film was produced by Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, and features Schweizer as the narrator.
The Clinton campaign has denounced the book as a smear project but did not comment on the film.
The film opens in the U.S. on July 24.
“Clinton Cash” Official Trailer