Monday, 17 February 2014
21 Hours at Munich (4 Stars)
After watching "München 72" last week I decided that I had to watch "21 Hours at Munich" again. Both films are based on the same events, and many of the characters are recognisable in both films. The main difference is that this film concentrates on the work done by the German authorities. We hardly get to know the Jewish hostages at all. In fact, there is hardly any character development and we don't get to know anyone, apart from the terrorist leader Issa. Technically this would make "21 Hours at Munich" an inferior film, but somehow it's still enjoyable. My advice is that you watch both films and make up your own mind.