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Lord of War (2005)

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Coming Out at 16 September 2005 in theaters

Action, Crime, Drama

Lord of War is crime drama film written, produced, and directed by Andrew Niccol, and co-produced by and starring Nicolas Cage.

The film was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, to positive reviews but was a commercial failure. Cage plays an illegal arms dealer, inspired by the stories of several real-life arms dealers and smugglers. The film was officially endorsed by the human rights group Amnesty International for highlighting the arms trafficking by the international arms industry.

In the early 1980s, Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage), the eldest son of a family of Ukrainian refugees, is visiting a Brighton Beach restaurant, where he witnesses a Russian mobster kill two would-be assassins holding Kalashnikov assault rifles. He is inspired to go into the arms trade, comparing the constant need for weapons to the similar human need for food. After completing his first sale, Yuri convinces his brother Vitaly (Jared Leto) to become his partner. They leave their family’s restaurant behind and go into business together.

Yuri’s first big break comes in the 1982 Lebanon War, when he sells guns to all sides of the conflict, despite witnessing war crimes and atrocities. As Yuri becomes more successful in the war’s aftermath, his business comes to the attention of Interpol and in particular idealistic agent Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke). Valentine represents a unique threat to Yuri because he is after glory, not money, and thus cannot be bought off.

Director: Andrew Niccol

Writer: Andrew Niccol

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Eamonn Walker, Liya Kebede

Cast:

Nicolas CageYuri Orlov
Bridget MoynahanAva Fontaine
Jared LetoVitaly Orlov
Shake TukhmanyanIrina Orlov
Jean-Pierre NshanianAnatoly Orlov
Jared BurkeUkrainian Mobster
Eric UysUkrainian Mobster
David ShumbrisUkrainian Mobster
Stewart MorganUkrainian Mobster
Jasper LenzGregor
Stephen GregorEli Kurtzman
Kobus MarxBoris
Stephan De AbreuLiev
Jeremy CrutchleyArms Fair Salesman
Ian HolmSimeon Weisz
Tanya FinchIngrid
Lize JoosteNatasha
Yaseen AbdullahLebanese Customer
Donald SutherlandColonel Oliver Southern (voice)
David HarmanColonel Oliver Southern
Neil TweddleColonel Oliver Southern
Prosper HakizimanSomalian Freedom Fighter
Chi Zhang YiBorneo Officer
Sajad KhanMujahadeen Leader
John SferopoulosFreighter Captain
Gamiet Peterson‘Kono’ Painter
Ethan HawkeJack Valentine
Danie StruwigInterpol Agent Ryan
Tony CaprariRaoul
Jack NiccolYoung Nicolai
Annelene TerblancheAngel
Stanislav MajerUkrainian Guard
Evgeniy LazarevGeneral Dmitri
Zdenek PechácekUkraine Major
Weston Cage CoppolaVladimir
Larissa BondAlena
Sammi RotibiAndre Baptiste Junior
Gugulethu ‘Gugu’ ZuluAndre’s Driver
Debbie JonesCheerleader Mariama
Mirriam NgomaniCheerleader Asura
Eamonn WalkerAndre Baptiste Senior
Tayo OyekoyaLiberian Lieutenant
Dexter NwanyaHotel Africa Porter
Yule MasitengHead Porter
Liya KebedeFaith
Jasmine BurgessGloria
Siyamthanda NdlangalavuBoy Lieutenant
Tanit Phoenix CopleyCandy
KutchaInterpol Agent Maxwell
Konstantin EgorovAleksei
Vadim DobrinLeonid
Hlomla DandalaInterpol Pilot
Tony KgorogeMbizi
Young BakubasHotel Africa Band
Jerry MofokengErnest
Mzwanele JaftaGeneral ‘No Living Thing’
Carlin AprilJewel
Masisi NdlumbiniSadio
Bupe ChandaSaran
Sonni ChidiebereMonrovian Militiaman
Sydney HallMonrovian Militiaman
Nalu TripicianOlder Nicolai
Jonathan AveInterpol Agent James
Akin OmotosoGeneral Solomon
Steve RugeA.T.F. Agent Callahan
Ali MkSudan Border Guard
Mohamed OmarSudan Border Guard
David AranovichAdditional Russian Voices (voice)
Anthony BradshawRussian Soldier
Ty CopemanArt Dealer
Mikhail Gorbachev(archive footage)
Stephen HughesBodyguard
Jean-Michel RichaudAdditional Voices (voice)
Inna SwannAdditional Russian Voices (voice)
Ryan TyghRehab Orderly
Patrick John WaltonFBI Agent / Ukraine Major

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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