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)

Kyle avatar

Excellent movie. Glad I watched it. A few errors in the screenplay but easily overlooked.

Douglas R. avatar
Douglas R.

Not what I expected so it surprised me. but not a movie I would watch over and over again.

Justin H. avatar
Justin H.

This is a nice Documentary movie, I recommend it.

Philip M. avatar
Philip M.

I've always loved this movie and watched it many times.

Lisa H. avatar
Lisa H.

Johan Grimonprez as a director has made a lot of awesome movies in the past... and I mean A LOT! And This one definitely is one of them!

Maria H. avatar
Maria H.

Watched this in the theaters and just had to watch it again.

James avatar

5 stars all the way. Great story line, great acting.

Katherine Rivera avatar
Katherine Rivera

i enjoyed the whole movie.

Lisa K. avatar
Lisa K.

This movie is amazing! Without a doubt 5 stars!

Robert A. avatar
Robert A.

Fantastic movie, my wife and I loved it.