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Lord of War (2005)
France / English
"The first and most important rule of gun-running is: never get shot with your own merchandise. "
An arms dealer (Cage) confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol agent (Hawke).
Nicolas Cage Yuri Orlov
Bridget Moynahan Ava Fontaine Orlov
Jared Leto Vitaly Orlov
Shake Tukhmanyan Irina Orlov (as Shake Toukhmanian)
Jean-Pierre Nshanian Anatoly Orlov
Jared Burke Ukrainian Mobster
Eric Uys Ukrainian Mobster
David Shumbris Ukrainian Mobster
Stewart Morgan Ukrainian Mobster
Jasper Lenz Gregor
Stephen Gregor Eli Kurtzman
Kobus Marx Boris
Stephan De Abreu Liev
Jeremy Crutchley Arms Fair Salesman
Ian Holm Simeon Weisz
Director: Andrew Niccol
Producer: Nicolas Cage,Norman Golightly,Andreas Grosch,Andrew Niccol,Chris Roberts,Teri-Lin Robertson,Philippe Rousselet
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Great Movie -- Similar to "The Godfather"
This was a great movie. Cage delivered on the "anti-hero" - a 21st century "Corleone".

The locations were cool and "spectacular". From a visual standpoint this movie really does take you around the world. New York, Russia, Libya, Libera, etc. This movie is shot very, very well.

The pacing of the movie is brisk, the scenes aren't morose. Like Platoon, this movie doesn't glamorize or demonize situations. A guy who sells weapons for a living meets some violent people in some violent places. The visual style is breathtaking . . .

What I like best is, no characters in the movie are "romanticized". There are no "good guys". One could make the case that there are no "bad guys" as well I suppose. There are people who do bad things for reasons you don't understand. There are people who do nothing when they should do something for reasons you don't understand. Its a pretty accurate depiction of real life :)

I think I might have rated the movie 8.5, if there were any other movies at all about this topic that were anywhere in its league. If you make a great "Legally Blond", that's nice. If you make a great movie about arms trading with a sold antihero and supporting characters, I figure you get "extra credit".

I think you're a fool if you miss this movie. Its not about Iraq. Its not particularly political. This movie could have been made under any president in the last 100 years and been just as accurate. Its not particularly anti-gun. Its just about this guy who sells guns.

On the other hand, don't take people to this movie if they can't handle violence or movies that aren't designed to make them "feel good" when they walk out. This is a good movie, its interesting, its intelligent, its important -- but its not Ferris Buellers Day Off or Spinal Tap.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 7.7
Musician: Antonio Pinto
Running time: 122 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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