The film follows the true story of Bernie Madoff (Robert De Niro), a former American financier and crook, who, with the help of the Ponzi scheme, has embezzled $ 65 billion over a 48-year career. In 2008, the stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made the front page of newspapers around the world when he was arrested for possibly committing the biggest financial fraud in US history. At the age of 71, he was sentenced to 150 years in prison. The film follows the Ponzi scheme on Bernie Madoff’s deception, lies and mummification, but also how the donor’s wife and sons are catapulted into a strident and inexorable reflector. The Wizard of Lies examines the infamous Ponzi scheme, Bernie’s misunderstandings over the course of his life, and how the financial ruin shook the private and public life of his family and countless casualties.