• 2005
  • R
  • 164 min
  • Canada, USA, France
  • action, drama, history

A terrorist organisation kills eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. However, a team of five men, headed by Avner Kaufman, is assigned the task of killing the terrorists as revenge.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Tony Kushner, Eric Roth

Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds

Munich can't quite achieve its lofty goals, but this thrilling, politically even-handed look at the fallout from an intractable political conflict is still well worth watching.

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  • Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg
    Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and studio entrepreneur. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing issues...

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  • Steven Rea (Philadelphia Inquirer)

    Munich ricochets all over the place, but it hits its target dead-on.

  • Moira McDonald (Seattle Times)

    It's a smart, mesmerizing and often angry film, from a truly confident filmmaker, but it remains, maddeningly, just beyond our grasp. | Full Review...


Tagline: The world was watching in 1972 as 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the Munich Olympics. This is the story of what happened next.

Source: based on the book by George Jonas

Certificate: R

Genres: action, drama, history, thriller

Categories: black september, mossad, israel, assassination, terrorism, year 1972, lebanon, honey trap, munich olympics, vengeance, plo, covert operation, arab israeli conflict, jew, commando, hit squad, french intelligence, palestinian, baader meinhof, chase, beirut, reference to golda meir, middle east, hostage, terrorism


Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Barry Mendel, Colin Wilson

Editor: Michael Kahn

Casting: Lucky Englander, Fritz Fleischhacker, Jina Jay

Director of photography: Janusz Kamiński

Original music composer: John Williams

Costume design: Joanna Johnston

Production design: Rick Carter

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 164 min

Country: Canada, USA, France

Language: Arabic, German, English, French, Hebrew, Italian

Sound Mix: DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color