Lord of War (2005)Year: 2005
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto
This film charts the rise and fall of Yuri Orlov, from his early days in the early 1980s Little Odessa, selling guns to mobsters in his neighborhood, to his ascension through the decade of excess and indulgence in the early 90s, where he forms a business partnership with an African warlord and his psychotic son. The film also charts his relationship through the years with his younger brother, his marriage to a famous model, his relentless pursuit of a determined federal agent and his inner demons that sway between his drive for success and the immorality of what he does.