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Zaharoff, The Mystery Man of Europe (2006)
Βασίλης Ζαχάρωφ, ο μυστηριώδης Έλληνας της Ευρώπης (original title)
Basilis Zacharof, o mistiriodis Elinas tis Evropis (title with latin characters)
Documentary, 61 min
 
Production countries   Greece,Germany
Languages   English,French
Director   Angelos Abazoglou
Scriptwriter   Angelos Abazoglou
Producer   Olga Abazoglou
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TheMysteryMan of Europe is a documentary that investigates the roots of themodern-day arms trade at the beginning of the 20th century, through the extraordinary story of Sir Basil Zaharoff, a most notorious and enigmatic arms dealer. Born poor in Constantinople in 1849, Zaharoffmoved to London and Paris and became one of the richestmen on earth by armingmost of theworld. He influenced statesmen and government policies. He later developed extensive interests in oil,while he was also a banker, newspaper owner and ran a personal espionage network. To this day, the “system”he founded, known as the“Zaharoff system”, became the common rule in arms trading. It is based on espionage, propaganda and corruption interacting with politics. By the time of his death in 1936, he had received 298medals from31 different states, amongwhich the Grand Croix de la Legion d’honneur and the Grand Cross of the Order of Bath. He was the subject of a United States Senate investigation into themunitions trade in 1934.

 
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