The terror games

Michael Sragow talks about the Academy Award-winning documentary "One Day in September," in which Palestinian terrorists capture and murder members of the Israeli Olympic team.


Read by Michael Sragow
December 11, 2000 2:00PM (UTC)

Salon columnist Michael Sragow was a movie critic and editor at Rolling Stone, and now writes on film for the New Yorker and other publications. Listen to his weekly audio recordings discussing movies and DVDs.

This week, Sragow talks about "One Day in September," an Academy Award-winning documentary about the 1972 Olympics in Munich -- the first Olympics held in Germany since 1936. Eight Palestinian terrorists attacked and held hostage several members of the Israeli Olympic team. Events over the next 21 hours made for both an unspeakable horror and a queasy comedy in which the German police -- known for their brutal efficiency -- behaved incompetently and immorally.

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