The Rothschilds

The Aristocrats, directed by Bafta-winning film-maker Patrick Forbes, explores modern day high society through historically prominent families.

With unique access to names of note and notoriety, The Aristocrats opens a window onto a so-called privileged world, as aristocrats share their daily lives and give their own views about their place in a changing society.

Few families have been the subject of global attention, scrutiny and a Hollywood film. The Rothschilds are the most famous family in the world, known for being enormously wealthy and enormously private – fuelling endless speculation about the real extent of their power. In two centuries, they funded war and peace, financed an entire continent and founded a nation. They have given their name to a bank, a butterfly, a wine and a kangaroo, and yet for all their wealth, power and influence they do not believe they belong to the classes of the aristocracy.


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