• Publication date: December 13, 2013

Lord of War

There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2005

MBC Action:

December 12, 2015 00:30 (KSA) ~ December 11, 2015 23:30 (CLT)

There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?

Officially endorsed by the human rights group Amnesty International for shedding a light on the International Industry of arms trafficking - at many instances secretly 'government-backed'- Lord of War stars Nicolas Cage as Yuri Orlov, a Ukrainian-American illegal arms dealer who loves his job and dreams of how much money he can make by putting a gun in the hands of every human on the planet.

Yuri is awestruck by the aura and power of a Russian mobster who manages to get the better of his two would-be-assassins. Following this exhibition of sheer power of will and pure violence, Yuri decides that he is going to be a gunrunner. After his first illegal Uzi bought from  an Israeli he convinces his brother Vitaly to give up being a chef and become his right-hand man in his new, dangerous, yet obscenely-lucrative business of selling arms.

His first break was with the breakout of the Civil War in Lebanon in 1982, bringing his business to all sides of the conflict. Then Christmas comes with the biggest present ever for Yuri in 1991 when Mikhail Gorbachev declares his resignation on Christmas Day, effectively declaring the dissolution of the Soviet Union as it once stood. To Yuri this was a bonanza of AK-47s and every other Russian weapon created, bought at pennies for the dollar, and sold for a much higher price. Yet that is nothing compared to the high price the children of war-torn countries, and even his family, will have to pay...

Starring :

  • Nicolas Cage
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Jared Leto
  • Bridget Moynahan
  • Ian Holm

Directed by : Andrew Niccol

Rating :  R for strong violence, drug use, language and sexuality