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)

Julie avatar

Words cannot describe the perfection that is this film. Johan Grimonprez did a fantastic job! Solid cast, action, effects, everything.

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Heather Day

Good movie, good plot. Highly recommended!

Stephen avatar

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

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Sandra Meyer

I have to say it is the best movie ever. The directors made no mistakes. It is just perfect!

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Willie Tran

Don't take it too seriously and you'll have a blast!

Samuel avatar

When I realized who directed this one, I thought, "Oh, no - not Johan Grimonprez!" but I was WRONG! "Mr Johan Grimonprez, surprise me!" I'm not only surprised - I am also very much impressed!

Pamela avatar

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.

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Ann Herrera

Got this for my mom. She loves the movie!!!

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Jacqueline Salazar

This was a very entertaining Documentary movie. Definitely would recommend!

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Helen C.

good movie. surprised but good acting and good Documentary.

Linda avatar

Oh my God!!! I can say without overstatement that I just saw the most gripping and entertaining film to come out in at least the past ten years!