One Day in September is a new kind of thriller - one where real lives are at stake and every event is true. They were billed as the "Olympics of Peace and Joy" but became the Olympics of terror - Munich 1972. An extreme Palestinian group called Black September held 11 Israeli athletes hostage in the Olympic village while the world looked on, incredulous. Using extraordinary archive footage, music and interviews with those who took part (including the only surviving member of the Black September group), One Day in September tells the dramatic story of what happened in Munich during those 21 hours. Only now, almost 3 decades after the event, can the whole world-changing story be told - and the truth is far more shocking than anything we could have imagined.
Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey, Gerald Seymour, Axel Springer, Gad Zahari, Shmuel Lalkin, Manfred Schreiber, Walter Troger, Ulrich K. Wegener, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Schlomit Romajo, Magdi Gahary, Zvi Zamir
Anyone in their 40s or 50s must see
- One Day in September review by JD
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There are few films which portray the 70s so well (Life on Mars springs to mind). I recalled so many of the details of these Olympics and was amazed that it made so many things make sense. Why for example Mark Spitz won 7 gold medals then disappeared. It shows the Germans in a very poor light. If they were hoping to put the spectre of the Jewish genocide behind them, their actions during this episode failed miserably. Was the total cock up, blunder or design? The faked hijacking and release of the Black September group makes blunder unlikely.