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Munich Massacre

Rogge fails to inspire generation touched by tragedy

The motto of these Games is 'inspire a generation' but there has been a volley of cries in London to remember the last.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:20pm



Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Geoffrey Rush

Director: Steven Spielberg

The film: Making a film about the events surrounding the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games brings with it some added baggage. How political do you make it, and at whom do you point the finger?

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Inspired by the terrorist attack that took place during the 1972 Olympics, Steven Spielberg's political action thriller, Munich, is a film that collapses under the weight of its ambitions.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Spielberg film revives pain of HK team at 1972 Games

It was the clear sound of automatic gunfire that finally prised shooter Peter Rull from his bed to the window of his apartment in the athletes' village at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Revenge proves not so sweet

Steven Spielberg's Munich - inspired by a terrorist attack during the 1972 Olympics - is a strange mix.

Based on the book Vengeance by George Jonas, it's both an effective action thriller and a mediocre, philosophical piece on the ethics of revenge.

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Terrorist outrages date back further than Munich

Having read the article 'The day international terror began' (Sunday Morning Post, September 1), I feel deep sympathy for Ilana Romano whose husband was killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

15 Sep 2002 - 12:00am