The Notorious Mr. Bout
Showings
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1Sat, Apr 26 7:00 PM Not Available  
 
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1Sun, Apr 27 1:45 PM Not Available  
 
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1Sun, May 4 7:00 PM Not Available  
 
Film Info
Runtime:94
Copyright:2014
Country Listing:USA
Russia
Festival Year:2014
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Official Rating:14A
Subtitles:NO
Language:English
Russian
(Subtitles)
Program Categories:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Capitalism & Big Business
War & Conflict
Politics & Political Intrigue
Website:http://www.marketroadfilms.com/projects/non-fiction/bout/
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
Description
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."