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.

Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Running Time
48 minutes
Genres
Documentary
Director
Johan Grimonprez
Country
Belgium
Year
2017
Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Blue Orchids» (27)

Bryan avatar
Bryan

Great movie see it a while back and just loved it and had to have it on your player to own it

Ashley Johnston avatar
Ashley Johnston

A truly brilliant story, filmed in a truly brilliant fashion with truly brilliant acting by esp.

Dylan R. avatar
Dylan R.

Don’t start the movie expecting to be disappointed or to be blown away, instead just watch it and take it for what it is. I really enjoyed this movie it was a little different and a lot of fun.

Jeffrey Patel avatar
Jeffrey Patel

Fantastic movie with a great cast!

Louis B. avatar
Louis B.

OMG! Do yourself a big favor, crawl if you must to your local movie rental location, and watch this film!

Cynthia Hansen avatar
Cynthia Hansen

Great FILM! You can watch it 4 times and still rediscover little quirks you hadn't noticed. Absolutely amazing.

Brian avatar
Brian

It wasn't a great movie, but I liked it enough. I'd watch it again if someone asked me to.

Judy Harper avatar
Judy Harper

Quite possibly one of my father's favorite films!

Kathryn avatar
Kathryn

Enjoy it for what it is! I can only say that I tremendously enjoyed it from start to finish.

Johnny Rose avatar
Johnny Rose

Excellent film! I feel Johan Grimonprez can't make a bad movie.

Teresa avatar
Teresa

Will keep your attention for the whole movie. Most movies bore me and this one was pretty good.

Denise M. avatar
Denise M.

It was a great movie. Nice story and good acting.