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)

John Hayes avatar
John Hayes

I've not seen a good movie like this for a while. It’s well acted and enjoyable.

Tiffany G. avatar
Tiffany G.

This is Spell-Binding! A Marvelous Documentary Flick, that is solidly backed with a fantastic script, proficient direction & note-worthy performances. A Big Winner!

Brandon avatar
Brandon

i loved this movie. i saw previews for it months ago and totally forgot about it. im so happy it showed up tonight

Beverly avatar
Beverly

Good movie. The action and effects are super.

Samantha Mason avatar
Samantha Mason

Such a crazy idea, thought, invention, creativity that blows our mind beyond conscious level.

Eugene Evans avatar
Eugene Evans

Johan Grimonprez did a wonderful job with this movie. He gave the fans what they wanted to see without rolling over and catering to their every demand. 10/10 stars, perfect.

Nancy avatar
Nancy

This was a great movie. The storyline was believable and the directing and cast are excellent.

Anna G. avatar
Anna G.

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

Richard Montgomery avatar
Richard Montgomery

Absolute masterclass in sound editing, not to mention the campy script, brilliant acting, soundtrack, and set design!

Judy avatar
Judy

What an incredible film, a mesmerizing ride from the first to the last moment. I couldn't believe when it ended that it was already finished; time appeared to go away quickly when watching this.

Ann avatar
Ann

The best movie I've seen in a long long time. Beautifully written and executed. Seriously. Amazing.

Hannah avatar
Hannah

This is a movie without f word!!!