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Exclusive: Meet The Man Who Inspired 'Lord Of War' In Clip From Sundance Doc 'The Notorious Mr. Bout'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 13, 2014 at 2:08PM

The merchant of death. One of the most dangerous men on the face of the Earth. The man who inspired the Nicolas Cage flick "Lord of War." There has been nothing understated about the life of Viktor Bout, and now his tale will be told in the forthcoming "The Notorious Mr. Bout," premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition category.
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The Notorious Mr. Bout
"The Notorious Mr. Bout."

The merchant of death. One of the most dangerous men on the face of the Earth. The man who inspired the Nicolas Cage flick "Lord of War." There has been nothing understated about the life of Viktor Bout, and now his tale will be told in the forthcoming "The Notorious Mr. Bout," premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition category.

Directed by Tony Gerber and Maxim Pozdorovkin, the documentary tells the remarkable true story of the Russian entrepreneur, aviation magnate, amateur filmmaker (really) and arms smuggler, who spent a life dancing between the legalities of international law while becoming one of the most infamous people in his trade. Utilizing home video, DEA surveillance footage and more, "The Notorious Mr. Bout" tells of his rise and fall, and his fame which spread around the globe. And in this exclusive clip from the film, we see a brief overview of his life and deeds, before being brought in handcuffs to New York City,

"The Notorious Mr. Bout" will have its first screening at Sundance on Friday, January 17th. Watch the clip below.

This article is related to: The Notorious Mr. Bout, Sundance Film Festival


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