World Famous Comics: Munich (Widescreen Edition) |
| Munich (Widescreen Edition) |
|Starring: Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz|
Directed By: Steven Spielberg
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Feature: INSPIRED BY REAL EVENTS MUNICH REVEALS THE INTENSE STORY OF THE SECRET iSRAELI SQUAD ASSIGNED TO TRACK DOWN AND ASSASSINATE THE 11 PALESTINIANS BELIEVED TO HAVE PLANNED THE 1972 MUNICH MASSACRE OF 11 ISRAELI ATHLETES AND THE PERSONAL TOLL THIS MISSION OF REVENGETAKES ON THE TEAM AND THE MAN WHO LED IT.
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Manufacturer Minimum Age: 15 years
Number of Discs: 1
Number of Items: 1
Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen
Region Code: 1
Release Date: May 09, 2006
Running Time: 164 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios
- INSPIRED BY REAL EVENTS MUNICH REVEALS THE INTENSE STORY OF THE SECRET iSRAELI SQUAD ASSIGNED TO TRACK DOWN AND ASSASSINATE THE 11 PALESTINIANS BELIEVED TO HAVE PLANNED THE 1972 MUNICH MASSACRE OF 11 ISRAELI ATHLETES AND THE PERSONAL TOLL THIS MISSION OF REVENGETAKES ON THE TEAM AND THE MAN WHO LED IT.
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At its core, Munich is a straightforward thriller. Based on the book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by George Jonas, it's built on a relatively stock movie premise, the revenge plot: innocent people are killed, the bad guys got away with it, and someone has to make them pay. But director Steven Spielberg uses that as a starting point to delve into complex ethical questions about the cyclic nature of revenge and the moral price of violence. The movie starts with a rush. The opening portrays the kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes by PLO terrorists at the 1972 Olympics with scenes as heart-stopping and terrifying as the best of any horror movie. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner (Eric Bana) to lead a team of paid-off-the-book agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe, and eliminate them one-by-one (in reality, there were several teams). It's physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim (Geoffrey Rush), over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things harder. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, and the deeper moral questions of right and wrong come into play, especially as it becomes clear that Avner is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy.
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