The Notorious Mr. Bout examines the life of international arms dealer Viktor Bout as he builds his empire under the shadows of the fall of Communism, as a series of governments willingly look the other way. Contrasting Bout’s personal home movies with the DEA surveillance footage from the sting operation that led to his arrest, this carefully crafted documentary offers an alternative to what was once a clear-cut depiction of character, crime, country and the Constitution. The film's recommended for College and University studies in Criminology, Economics, International Policy, Journalism, Media Studies, Political Science, and Russian Studies.
DIRECTED BY TONY GERBER AND MAXIM POZDOROVKIN
RUSSIA, USA | 2014 | ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH CAPTIONS
After an intense sting operation by the U.S. government in Thailand, the career of internationally known arms smuggler, Viktor Bout, came to a decisive end. What led up to this sensational arrest was the epic life of a man veiled by the obscurity of post-Soviet Russia; a war profiteer, aerial del...