Lord Of War

Stanley Kubrick would have been proud. Kiwi writer Andrew Niccol, who has repeatedly shown his consummate skill penning such thoughtful "what-ifs" as Gattaca, The Truman Show and Simøne, has fashioned his own private Dr. Strangelove in Lord Of War, his biting and complex anti-war missive. It stars Nicolas Cage as Yuri Orlov, an international arms dealer who goes from rags to riches -- à la coke dealer George Jung in Blow or Michael Corleone in The Godfather saga -- and almost develops a conscience in the process.

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