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Much as [[Performer~P112325~Steven Spielberg~stevenspielberg]] followed 1993's special-effects blockbuster [[Feature~V26808~Jurassic Park~jurassicpark]] with a far more downbeat and personal project later the same year, [[Feature~V119912~Schindler's List~schindlerslist]], in 2005 after tearing up the box office with [[Feature~V312948~War of the Worlds~waroftheworlds]] the director closed out the year with a powerful and thoughtful drama about the human costs of international terrorism. The 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, were supposed to be a peaceful gathering of outstanding athletes from around the world, but on September 5, the games took a sinister turn when eight masked Palestinian terrorists invaded the Olympic village, killing two Israeli athletes and abducting nine others. The kidnappers demanded safe passage out of Germany in addition to the release of Arab prisoners in Israeli and German prisons, but when they arrived at the Munich airport they were met by German police and military forces, and in the melee that followed, all nine hostages were killed. In the wake of the killings, the Israeli government gave Mossad, the nation's intelligence agency, a special assignment -- to track down and eliminate the Palestinians responsible for the death of the Israeli athletes. A young and idealistic Mossad agent ([[Performer~P224103~Eric Bana~ericbana]]) is assigned to the four-man unit created to wipe out the Olympic terrorists, but while he believes in serving his country, as their bloody work goes on he begins to buckle under the weight of his work and wonders if he can morally justify his nation's acts of revenge. Munich also stars [[Performer~P151418~Geoffrey Rush~geoffreyrush]], [[Performer~P15549~Daniel Craig~danielcraig]], [[Performer~P37013~Mathieu Kassovitz~mathieukassovitz]], and [[Performer~P32429~Ciarán Hinds~ciaránhinds]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 23, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Barry Mendel Best Picture 2005 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Tony Kushner Best Screenplay (Runner-up) 2005 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tony Kushner Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Tony Kushner Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Kansas City Film Critics Association Tony Kushner Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tony Kushner Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Janusz Kaminski Best Cinematography 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kathleen Kennedy Best Picture 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association John Williams Best Score 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Original Score 2005 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Mathieu Amalric Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) 2005 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Steven Spielberg Best Director 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Steven Spielberg Best Director 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Steven Spielberg Best Director 2005 Nominee
Kansas City Film Critics Association Steven Spielberg Best Director 2005 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Steven Spielberg Best Director 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Steven Spielberg Best Director 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Steven Spielberg Best Director 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Steven Spielberg Best Picture 2006 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Eric Roth Best Screenplay (Runner-up) 2005 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Eric Roth Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Eric Roth Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Kansas City Film Critics Association Eric Roth Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eric Roth Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Michael Kahn Best Editing 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Kahn Best Editing 2005 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Michael Kahn Best Edited Feature - Drama 2005 Nominee

Cast

Eric Bana
as Avner
Daniel Craig
as Steve
Ciarán Hinds
as Carl
Mathieu Kassovitz
as Robert
Hanns Zischler
as Hans
Ayelet Zurer
as Daphna
Geoffrey Rush
as Ephraim
Michel Lonsdale
as Papa
Mathieu Amalric
as Louis
Lynn Cohen
as Golda Meir
Marie-Josée Croze
as Jeanette
Makram Khoury
as Wael Zwaiter
Yigal Naor
as Mahmoud Hamshari
Omar Metwally
as Ali
Moritz Bleibtreu
as Andreas
Mostafa Djadjam
as Hussein Abad Al-Chir
Gila Almagor
as Avner's Mother
Moshe Ivgy
as Mike Harari
Yvan Attal
as Tony (Andreas' Friend)
Hiam Abbass
as Marie Claude Hamshari
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
as Sylvie
Meret Becker
as Yvonne
Brian Goodman
as Belligerent American
Hicham Nazzal
as Guard
Guy Zo-Aretz
as Commando

Crew

Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Producer
Barry Mendel
Producer
Tony Kushner
Screenwriter
Eric Roth
Screenwriter
Janusz Kaminski
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kahn
Editor
Rick Carter
Production Designer
Ino Bonello
Art Director
David Swayze
Art Director
Rod McLean
Supervising Art Director
Andrew Menzies
Art Director
Tony Fanning
Art Director
Ian McFadyen
Art Director
Janos Szabolcs
Art Director
Joanna Johnston
Costume Designer
John Bush
Set Decorator
Ben Burtt
Sound/Sound Designer
David Stephenson
Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Somner
First Assistant Director
Richard Hymns
Supervising Sound Editor
Ben Burtt
Supervising Sound Editor
Pablo Helman
Visual Effects Supervisor
Christopher Scarabosio
Re-Recording Mixer
Andy Nelson
Re-Recording Mixer
Adrian Bartolo
Gaffer
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