War, Inc.

Millennium Films | 2008

A sharp, political satire directed by Joshua Seftel and starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Ben Kingsley, Joan Cusack, Dan Aykroyd, and Hilary Duff. Set in a fictional, war-torn country occupied by a private American corporation, this high-adrenaline film looks at war as a profit engine where commercial interests trump all others. When the company’s corrupt CEO wants to capitalize on the rich oil opportunities the war-torn nation offers, he hires a troubled hit man (John Cusack) to kill a Middle East oil minister. As the assassin struggles to carry out his mission while maintaining his front as a Trade Show Producer and keeping a sexy left wing reporter in check, he suffers his own overdue crisis of conscience in this biting farce about war-profiteering and American imperialism.

Listen to the NPR interview with Director Joshua Seftel.

When it comes to war…America means business.

 

“Recalls movies like Dr. Strangelove and Wag the Dog…reminds me just how much this kind of thing is missing today.”

– PETE HAMMOND, Box Office Magazine

 

“Surprising, shocking and one to keep you mulling for hours…”

– VICKY WARD, Vanity Fair

 

“One of those rare satires with the danger left in.”

– NAOMI KLEIN, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

 

“Delivers a wicked punch in the gut, making you laugh, wince and get outraged all at the same time.”

– ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, The Huffington Post

 


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