'The Notorious Mr. Bout' is the almost unbelievable story of Viktor Bout, a Russian entrepreneur and convicted felon, variously described as: a war profiteer; an aviation magnate; an arms smuggler; an agent of death; and most strangely of all, an amateur filmmaker. Until three days prior to his 2008 arrest on charges of conspiring to kill Americans, Bout kept the camera running, documenting 20 years spent in the grey areas of international law. Dubbed the 'Merchant of Death' and portrayed by Nicolas Cage in Hollywood's 'Lord of War', Viktor Bout can justifiably be called the world's most famous arms dealer. With unprecedented access to Bout's home movies and DEA surveillance material gathered during the sting operation to bring him down, 'The Notorious Mr. Bout' is a portrait of a life much mythologised but little understood.
Alla Bout, Sergei Bout, Viktor Bout, Wim Brown, Albert Dayan, Dirk Draulans, Timur Edikhanov, Slava Grichine, Louis Milione, Matt Potter, Brian Johnson Thomas, Robert Zachariasiewicz