Thursday, 9 March 2006


Film: Munich

Munich starts at the 1972 Olympics and picks up the tale of an assassin hired to kill those responsible for the murder of the Israeli athletes. While it's never clear which of the film's events are fictional, the themes and concepts running through are easily recognised.

What does it mean to have a home? What happens when you feel that your home has been denied to you? Is 'home' a place, a feeling or a person?

Is violence the best response to violence? How do you break a cycle of violence?

Perhaps the most chilling moment is the final shot of the film. Set in the early 1970s the World Trade Centre is seen on the New York horizon as a reminder that the cycle was not broken and that we all know the story continues through the present day.

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