Blue Orchids

Blue Orchids

In Blue Orchids, Grimonprez creates a portrait diptych of two experts situated on opposite ends of the same issue--the global arms trade. The stories of Chris Hedges, the former war correspondent of The New York Times, and Riccardo Privitera, a former arms and equipment dealer of Talisman Europe Ltd (now dissolved), provide an unusual and disturbing context for shocking revelations about the industry of war. While interviewing Privitera and Hedges for Grimonprez's recently released feature length film Shadow World, it became clear that the two men were describing the same anguish but from paradoxical perspectives. One has dedicated his life to unmasking lies and the other has built his life on lies. Making use of both their personal and political histories, Grimonprez gradually reveals the depths of trauma and duplicity, situating the arms trade as a symptom of a profound illness: greed.

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Running Time
48 minutes
Johan Grimonprez
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Blue Orchids» (27)

Carol S. avatar
Carol S.

This movie is amazing! Without a doubt 5 stars!

Christine Gilbert avatar
Christine Gilbert

Here's a fine example of a film that may makes up for an exciting watch due to its director Johan Grimonprez extra-ordinary sense of creating spectacles that feel like breathing artworks.

Ralph W. avatar
Ralph W.

The casting was done perfectly. I don't think I've ever watched a movie as visually stunning as this one.

Ronald avatar

Like the movie and would recommend it.

Susan avatar

What an incredible joyride! This movie just nailed it for me.

Dorothy avatar

The action was constant edge of the set stuff, the locations stunning, the CGI, the acting excellent. I left the cinema saying I wanted to go back in to see it again

Dennis avatar

I Love it! It is perfect and Just what I was looking for!

Donald avatar

I loved this movie since i was a little kid and its one of my favorite movies in tell today!

Jeffrey G. avatar
Jeffrey G.

This Documentary story is deeply satisfying. This movie is a must watch