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First rate documentary,
This review is from: One Day In September [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Kevin MacDonald's gloriously exhilarating and fascinating documentary charts the events surrounding the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, when the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took several Israeli athletes hostage - with tragic consequences. From the sparse but effective narration by Michael Douglas to the unbiased approach, this is a class act through and through. Much of the documentary focuses on the German government and the Olympic Committee's ineffective handling of the situation and the way in which real people's lives were put at risk for what descended into a media circus of the worst kind. A horrifying reminder of what complacency at the most dire of times can do.