Known as the “Merchant of Death,” Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout achieved international notoriety following his 2008 arrest for supplying weapons to terrorists. This riveting, often black-comic documentary shows two Viktor Bouts: the amiable, upbeat family man who viewed himself as an entrepreneur and the ruthless criminal mastermind who abetted murderers. Bolstered by Bout’s own firsthand accounts and remarkable home video footage of his globe-trotting exploits, The Notorious Mr. Bout masterfully reveals both the man and the myth.
with Tony Gerber and Maxim Pozdorovkin
This screening will feature a Q&A with directors Tony Gerber and Maxim Pozdorovkin.