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In an Apple TV+ exclusive four-part documentary series titled “Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn,” the audacious tale of the former Nissan CEO’s international getaway unfolds in gripping detail. Carlos Ghosn, a prominent figure in the automotive industry, masterminded an escape from Japan, where he faced allegations of financial misconduct.
This thrilling documentary takes viewers on a riveting journey as Ghosn orchestrates a daring escape, alongside insights from key figures and interviews, including former Green Beret Mike Taylor, who played a crucial role in planning the audacious exit.
Carlos Ghosn’s illustrious career led him to the pinnacle of the automotive industry. Having successfully helmed several automotive companies and spearheaded financial recoveries, he took the reins as CEO of Nissan. While stepping down as CEO on April 1, 2017, he retained his position as Chairman of the renowned automobile manufacturer.
Ghosn’s life took an unexpected turn when he was arrested on November 19, 2018, accused of under-reporting his salary and committing other financial crimes against Nissan. Despite being granted bail on April 4, 2019, he faced further turmoil as he was re-arrested and subsequently removed from the company’s board. However, this was only the beginning of a high-stakes game of cat and mouse.
The world watched in awe as Carlos Ghosn attempted his daring escape from Japan on December 30, 2019. Employing a bold and unconventional method, Ghosn ingeniously concealed himself inside a container initially intended for musical instruments and successfully shipped himself to Lebanon. In a statement conveyed through a press representative, Ghosn spoke out against what he perceived as an unjust Japanese justice system, rife with presumed guilt, discrimination, and denial of basic human rights.
The gripping source material for “Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn” was crafted by the skilled penmanship of Wall Street Journal writers Nick Kostov and Sean McLain in their compelling work titled “Boundless.” The documentary delves deep into the events and intricacies surrounding Ghosn’s audacious escape, as portrayed by these seasoned journalists.
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The captivating storytelling in “Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn” owes its brilliance to the talented minds behind the scenes. Executive produced by Academy Award winner James Gay-Rees, renowned for his work on “Amy,” and Emmy Award winner Paul Martin, recognized for “Drive to Survive,” the series promises a captivating narrative that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
With visionary direction from James Jones, a distinguished filmmaker who earned acclaim for “Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes,” the documentary is infused with cinematic flair and authenticity, enhancing the overall viewing experience.