...engaging and discerning culture, as a way of life...

January 22, 2006

Munich - 7

This story is inspired by the events following the hostage situation of Israeli athletes at the '72 Olympics. The main characters are Jews that are hired by the Israeli government to kill those that had helped plan the attach. While this is the basic story, the themes of violence, justice, revenge, and taking life. By implication these themes turn into the questions of what is worth fighting for and what is life for. The film does a good job of telling the story by not getting caught up in the details of the event (this also makes the dialogue believable). This film is also more relevant to the conversation of America's war on terror, than others that claim to be (ie. Syriana, Fahrenheit 9/11, these films tend to make essays with films attached rather than just telling a story and let the audience figure out). A good film in which to engage ideas of violence without feeling manipulated.

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