Lord of War (2005)

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Thriller. Yuri Orlov, a young Ukrainian immigrant growing up in New York, sells guns to the local mobsters helped by his younger brother Vitaly. With the end of the Cold War, Yuri begins to trade weapons with the former Soviet republics and in particular the bloodthirsty president of Liberia. In Africa Vitaly is appalled to discover the weapons he and Yuri are selling will be used to massacre defenceless refugees. He tries to intervene by blowing up the weapons but is shot dead. Trying to get his brother's body home, Yuri is arrested by customs officials at the airport in New York but somehow is released from jail and left to resume his arms dealing.

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