The Notorious Mr. Bout
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Festival Year:2014
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Official Rating:14A
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Tony Gerber
Maxim Pozdorovkin
Producer(s):Tony Gerber
Maxim Pozdorovkin
Editor(s):Arseni Troitsky
Pax Wassermann
Executive Producer(s):Nick Fraser
Lynn Nottage
Kate Townsend
Cinematographer(s):Tony Gerber
Composer(s):Will Bates
Sound:Fall On Your Sword NYC
Though vilified by the media as “the merchant of death” and immortalized by Nicolas Cage in the action-thriller Lord of War, Viktor Bout claims he’s just a businessman. True, he built his empire selling weapons to some of the world’s most violent regimes—but as this amazingly intimate exposé reveals, the infamous arms dealer is more of an amateur filmmaker than a cold-hearted opportunist. Now, with unprecedented access to the subject’s home movies, his wife and a raft of former “partners,” award-winning filmmakers Tony Gerber (Full Battle Rattle) and Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) chip away at the Bout mythology. Could this family man so keen on camcorders and house parties really be the iron fist the world so easily condemned? Funny and deftly subversive, this revealing portrait navigates the muddy waters of profit and personal responsibility. Myrocia Watamaniuk
Additional Information

The Globe and Mail - 3.5/4 stars, "Engrossing."

Dork Shelf - "Incredibly entertaining."

Toronto Star - Recommended

Moviefone - "Well worth a look."

One Movie, Five Views - "Complex."