The Notorious Mr Bout
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Director Tony GerberYear 2014Genre(s) Documentaries
Viktor Bout is one of the world's most notorious arms smugglers, who managed to deal firearms illegally to countries all over Africa and the Middle East and other places through his multiple aviation companies. His actions made him massively responsible for a multitude of deaths resulting from consequential terrorist acts and various human rights abuses, and thus he was wanted by the American government for his involvement in supplying their weapons. He skirted around the law using loopholes and other strategies, while enjoying life as an amateur filmmaker. In 2008, he was finally arrested in Thailand during a US government operation that saw him plan to sell weapons that would have been used to kill Americans.
'The Notorious Mr Bout' is spine-chilling documentary about the career and arrest of America's most wanted arms smuggler, nicknamed 'The Merchant of Death'. The movie features archival footage collected by both his associates and Bout himself. It has been directed by Tony Gerber ('Side Streets', 'Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron') and Maxim Pozdorovkin ('Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer', 'Capital') and was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize both at the Miami Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. The movie will be released on August 15th 2014.
Starring: Alla Bout, Sergei Bout, Viktor Bout, Wim Brown, Albert Dayan, Dirk Draulans, Timur Edikhanov, Slava Grichine, Louis Milione, Matt Potter, Brian Johnson Thomas, Gennadi Vengerov, Robert Zachariasiewicz