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)

Carl avatar
Carl

Mind blowing! Loved the plot, the humor, the execution, the originality - finally, a movie worthy of a ten star rating !

Brenda Rios avatar
Brenda Rios

A brilliant new take on the classic Documentary genre! Truly unique and more than we could have expected or predicted!

Russell A. avatar
Russell A.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves watching Documentary, yes we are far from the reality, but when you are in there watching this, you become a part of the movie and it becomes the reality

Phillip Wade avatar
Phillip Wade

Johan Grimonprez doesn't do bad movies. Always enjoyed to watch.

Thomas S. avatar
Thomas S.

I hope that this film stands the test of time because it is "classic" material.

Paul avatar
Paul

I Love everything about this movie. It's really really nice.

Robert Wagner avatar
Robert Wagner

Great movie, subtly addresses so many issues.

Crystal Chapman avatar
Crystal Chapman

Highly enjoyed this movie! Would recommend to everyone.

Elizabeth avatar
Elizabeth

It was a great movie.really jaw dropping.

Kelly avatar
Kelly

This movie really exceeded my expectations. Johan Grimonprez is very talented.

Kimberly Murray avatar
Kimberly Murray

It was a terrific atmosphere in a jam-packed cinema. I was SO glad that I saw this film that you'll definitely need to see on a BIG screen