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ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Michael Douglas (narrator), Jamal Al Gashy, Ankie Spitzer
Director: Kevin MacDonald
USA & UK: 94 mins
USA Rated: R for some graphic violent images
UK Certificate: 15 for occasional strong horror
USA Release Date: 17 November 2000 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 19 May 2000
ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER is a moving and explosive account of one of the most incendiary events in the twin worlds of sport and politics. The 1972 Munich Olympics, a global event and an opportunity to express harmony and community, was fatally disrupted by the capture of the Israeli Olympic team by Palestinian terrorists. The film examines the build up and repercussions of the capture and the tense and dramatic attempts to preserve both life and spirit of the games themselves.
As ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER follows the attempts made by the families of the hostages to find justice and preserve the names of those who were executed, their personal testimonies tell a frustrated and emotional story. Uncovering new and shocking evidence, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER takes the documentary genre into a new arena - a factual account that plays like a thriller. With the Olympics in Sydney, Australia in 2000, the time has come for the truth to be told about a much misinterpreted incident that shook the world.