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)

Jeremy P. avatar
Jeremy P.

I can honestly admit that it was better than I was originally expecting!

Anna Fuller avatar
Anna Fuller

I may have a new favorite movie.

Jeremy W. avatar
Jeremy W.

i disliked nothing about this film

Shirley avatar

This is on the list of one of my favorite movies.

Johnny C. avatar
Johnny C.

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

Beverly Olson avatar
Beverly Olson

This Documentary story is deeply satisfying. This movie is a must watch

Maria S. avatar
Maria S.

Can't wait to watch the film again to digest it better. Would lose if watched on DVD, without any doubt a film to be enjoyed on the big screen!

Carol Brewer avatar
Carol Brewer

I saw this movie with my wife and I have to say this was even better than I ever thought possible!