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The Trials of Henry Kissinger Details

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This incisive documentary offers a sobering portrait of statesman [[Performer~P292745~Henry Kissinger~henrykissinger]], quite possibly the most powerful and influential diplomat in U.S. government in the latter half of the 20th century. Based on the book of nearly the same name by journalist and critic Christopher Hitchens (the slender volume goes with the singularized Trial), the movie takes on the form of a legal argument, bringing forward case studies that aim to illuminate Hitchens' claims against [[Performer~P292745~Kissinger~henrykissinger]]. Among the significant events in [[Performer~P292745~Kissinger~henrykissinger]]'s career that the movie tackles are his purported secret diplomacy during the 1968 peace talks to end the Vietnam War, the secret bombing of Cambodia in the early '70s without congressional authorization, and an alleged U.S.-backed plot to overthrow the leftist government of Chilean leader Salvador Allende. The movie features numerous interviews with legal experts, journalists, and high-ranking diplomats, such as Alexander Haig, Walter Isaacson, Roger Morris, and Hitchens himself; predictably, [[Performer~P292745~Kissinger~henrykissinger]] did not participate in the making of the picture. ~ Elbert Ventura, Rovi

  • Release date:September 25, 2002

Crew

Alex Gibney
Director
Eugene Jarecki
Director
Eugene Jarecki
Producer
Alex Gibney
Producer
Alex Gibney
Screenwriter
Christopher Hitchens
Book Author
Christopher Li
Cinematographer
Brett Wiley
Cinematographer
Peter Nashel
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Nashel
Songwriter
Simon Barker
Editor
Susan Motamed
Co-producer
Jennie Amias
Associate Producer
Roy Ackerman
Executive Producer
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