Trailer for the documentary Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers.
Their crimes resemble high-octane Hollywood action movies: a sports car speeds through a Dubai shopping mall, crashing into the windows of a Graff jewelry store. Masked, gun-wielding men jump out of the car, and stuff fistfuls of diamonds into their satchels before screeching off. In London, they took all of three minutes to make off with $30 million in diamonds. They are captured not in person, but on surveillance tapes that record their astonishing lightning strikes with hypnotic accuracy.
Playing out like a noir thriller spiced with cutting-edge animation and shocking real surveillance footage, Havana Marking s Smash & Grab is an exclusive all-access pass into the mysterious world of international jewel thieves. Dubbed The Pink Panthers, the formidable Balkan gang has stolen nearly a billion dollars worth of jewels from boutiques in the world's most opulent cities, including Geneva, Paris, London, Geneva, Dubai and Tokyo. Through never-before-seen interviews with key gang members, this provocative documentary delves into the gang s incredible history and introduces the viewer to the global police forces who work furiously to stop them. Beyond the glitz of the Panthers incredible heists, Smash & Grab exposes dark truths about the illicit diamond trade and the world s most ruthless mafia networks.