I just finished watching the moviesmovie Lord of War. I must say, I quite enjoyed it. Nicholas Cage portraits an arms dealer and the story is told from his perspective, recounting past events. It’s entertaining and has a morale to the story. The credits show the top 5 arms dealers in the world, which incidentally happen to be the 5 permanent members of the UN security council. Hmmm.
This film charts the rise and fall of Yuri Orlov, from his early days in the early 1980s in Little Odessa, selling guns to mobsters in his local neighbourhood, through to his ascension through the decade of excess and indulgence into the early 90s, where he forms a business partnership with an African warlord and his psychotic son. The film also charts his relationship through the years with his younger brother, his marriage to a famous model, his relentless pursuit by a determined federal agent and his inner demons that sway between his drive for success and the immorality of what he does.
I highly recommend watching this movie, it’s worth the $5 of rental, or maybe even the price of the DVD.