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Blix

At a first glance, Hans Blix seems like an ordinary Swedish pensioner – he spends his days in his dark Stockholm apartment, he takes long afternoon walks with his wife, he plays with the grandkids. Hans knows that his time in this world is nearing the end. So, he begins to clean up – his possessions, his relationships with the family. And, last, but not least, his past.
The photos on the walls of his dark apartment reveal that this seemingly boring old man stood, not so long ago, side by side with the most powerful men on the planet. He shook hands with presidents of the democratic countries as well as with legendary dictators feared by the whole Western world. He stood in the epicenter of geopolitical turning points that impacted the politics of today.

Seventeen years ago, Hans Blix received the most important task of his career. As U.N.’s chief weapons inspector, he was sent to Iraq in order to find out whether the suspicions concerning the manufacturing of weapons of mass destruction were founded or not. After three months, Blix presented his final report: his team of experts did not confirm the existence of nuclear weapons in Iraq. Despite Blix’s report, the leaders of the United States, Great Britain, Spain, and other allies decided on military intervention, starting the Iraq War.
In the final stretch of his life, Blix is looking back. Did he fail when he couldn’t persuade the Western leaders? Does he bear responsibility for the invasion that, in turn, led to the breakdown of the Iraq army, which in turn helped the rise of the Islamic State and the ensuing immigration crisis in Europe and the rise of populists in the West? Is this quiet, inconspicuous man, striving all his life for appeasement, responsible for genocides, wars, and millions of wasted lives?
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