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Visions of Eight (1973)

Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Claude Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and ... See full summary »

Writers:

David Hughes (segment), Deliara Ozerowa | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vassily Alekseyev Vassily Alekseyev ... Himself
Mykola Avilov Mykola Avilov ... Himself
Valeri Borzov Valeri Borzov ... Himself
Avery Brundage Avery Brundage ... Himself
Ron Hill Ron Hill ... Himself
Caitlyn Jenner ... Himself (as Bruce Jenner)
Olga Korbut Olga Korbut ... Herself
Ulrike Meyfarth Ulrike Meyfarth ... Herself
Wolfgang Nordwig Wolfgang Nordwig ... Himself
Heide Rosendahl Heide Rosendahl ... Herself
Wolfgang Sawallisch Wolfgang Sawallisch ... Himself
Robert Seagren Robert Seagren ... Himself (as Bob Seagren)
Frank Shorter Frank Shorter ... Himself
Mark Spitz ... Himself
Robert Taylor Robert Taylor ... Himself
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Storyline

Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Claude Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and their struggle to remain dignified even in the face of bitter disappointment and defeat; Mai Zetterling's dramatic exploration of the world of weightlifting; and Michael Pfleghar's piece on young Russian gymnast Ludmilla Tourischev's majestic performance on the uneven bars.

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Taglines:

August 1972 The Olympics Eight Directors Capture What The Naked Eye Cannot See... See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1973 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Olympic Visions See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Fantastic movie
22 December 1999 | by shadsuSee all my reviews

This movie has Eight of that era's top cinematographers in and from around the world. They come together along with David L. Wolper (renowned historian) to look at the 1972 Olympics thru the camera's eyes. They take you on a journey through 8 different parts of the Olympics and between segments show various clips of the unity and heartbreaks of the 1972 Olympics. A powerfully moving film that will inspire spirit into those who adore the Olympics for what they truly stand for and the thrill of victory, and defeat in some cases. At times, it seems a bit of a documentary but when the cameras roll and the director wants to show his talents... do not blink because you will miss the artistry that ensues. A must see if you can find.


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