The Wolf of Wallstreet, the Hollywood film starring Leonardo Di Caprio doesn’t need an introduction. At New York’s Wallstreet, the epicentre of global businesses ruled by money, sex and drug, Jordan Belfort grows up as a stockbroker with his sheer passion for eloquence and numbers. How many of us know that most of Di Caprio’s power-packed scenes in that movie happened in real?
The Wolf of Wallstreet is a dark humour film released in 2013. Directed by the veteran Italian-American director Martin Scorsese, the movie speaks about the evolution of Jordan Belfort as a Wall Street stockbroker. From the journey of companies, stock, money, market, money value, wealth creation, the movie progresses to see Belfort becoming the conspirator of various scams that shook the Wallstreet. Martin Scorsese skilfully handles the theme of The Wolf Of Wallstreet.
The Wolf of Wallstreet witnessed Leonardo DiCaprio donning the hat of a producer for the first time. Perhaps there would be no other actor who can claim to connect with Martin Scorsese this well. The movie marked the fifth collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese after Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island. The film went on to be a huge commercial success, garnering around $ 392 Mn.
The Wolf of Wallstreet is the highest-grossing film of Martin Scorsese. The film was controversial for its explicit sexual content, extreme profanity and drug abuse. Scorsese’s directorial performance, fast-paced dialogues, comedy scenes, and highly intensive frames add to the charm of the movie.
The film follows the life and passion of Jordan Belfort, who arrived in 1987 as a stockbroker on Wall Street. Belfort, who starts his stockbroker life under Mark Hanna, thinks that a stock broker’s ultimate goal is to make money for himself. The movie goes on to show Belfort exploring the stock market life built on billions of dollars where sex and drugs sell the most. Scorsese picturises a perfect portrait of Belfort with a business pitching scene. “What is the art of hard sell?” Jordan Belfort beautifully answers this.
In 1993, Jordan illegally generates $22 million through an IPO fraud in just three hours which the FBI notices. Jordan opens a Swiss bank account to hide illegal money. Within two years, the FBI arrests Jordan with clear evidence and eyewitness testimony. Jordan is sentenced to 22 months in prison. After released from jail, Jordan resumes his life, but not the rich and glamourous one. He tries to build a calm life.
The strength of Jordan Belfort is his sales skills. When the movies inches towards end credits, the audience sees Jordan taking classes for entrepreneurs and traders on sales skills. The Wolf of Wall Street is a successful film both on and off the screen. The film is the product of the dedication of a bunch of geniuses.