One Day in September (1999)
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In 1972, athletes from around the globe gathered in Munich, Germany for the Olympic Games. However, the Olympic spirit of brotherhood and peaceful competition was shattered when eight Palestinian terrorists invaded the athletes' quarters to take the Israeli team hostage, resulting in the violent deaths of eleven athletes. In One Day in September, director Kevin Macdonald mixes newsreel coverage of the tragedy with interviews of witnesses and participants (including Jamil Al Gashey, the only
Oct 22, 1999 Wide
Apr 24, 2001
Sony Picture Classics
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Has such a powerful subject...that it can hardly fail to make an emotional impact.
Macdonald lets the facts speak for themselves, and what a powerful and unforgettable statement they indeed make.
The only documentary of late not to resort to righteous emotional pandering or talking head syndrome.
For a documentary about an incident that occurred nearly 30 years ago, "One Day in September" feels remarkably tense and urgent.
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