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September 11 (2002)

11'09''01 - September 11 (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 11 September 2002 (France)
The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

Directors:

Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai (as Amos Gitaï) | 9 more credits »

Writers:

Alain Brigand (original idea), Youssef Chahine (segment) | 17 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maryam Karimi Maryam Karimi ... L'institutrice (segment "Iran")
Mohamad Dolati Mohamad Dolati ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Agelem Habibi Agelem Habibi ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Esmat Vahedi Esmat Vahedi ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Ameneh Banizadeh Ameneh Banizadeh ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Razieh Jafari Razieh Jafari ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Hassan Rezai Hassan Rezai ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Najibeh Habibi Najibeh Habibi ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Emmanuelle Laborit Emmanuelle Laborit ... Elle (segment "France")
Jérôme Horry Jérôme Horry ... Lui (segment "France")
Nour El-Sherif ... Youssef Chahine (segment "Egypt") (as Nour Elshérif)
Ahmed Haroun Ahmed Haroun ... Le G'I (segment "Egypt") (as Ahmed Seif Eldine)
Sanaa Younes Sanaa Younes ... La mère (segment "Egypt") (as Sanaa Younés)
Ahmed Fouad Selim Ahmed Fouad Selim ... Le père (segment "Egypt")
Maher Essam Maher Essam ... Le Palestinien (segment "Egypt")
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Storyline

Eleven directors from 11 countries each contribute an 11-minute short reflecting on the events of 11 September 2001. A village teacher in Iran tries to explain to her young students what's happened. City kids in Burkina Faso think they've spotted Osama bin Laden. A deaf Frenchwoman in Manhattan writes a Dear John letter to a man who has left that morning for work at the World Trade Center. A Chilean remembers Allende. Events recall other deaths. A mother endures more than her son's death. And so on. The tone varies, as do the locales. Most stories are about others coming to terms with the events of the day, but at least one confronts the viewer with tragedy and death. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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11 directors, 11 stories, 1 film.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | France | Egypt | Japan | Mexico | USA | Iran

Release Date:

11 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

September 11 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Amos Gitai's segment was shot in a single continuous shot. See more »

Quotes

Pablo: Mothers, fathers and loved ones of those who died in New York, soon will be the 29th anniversary of our tuesday, 11th of September and the first anniversary of yours. We will remember you. I hope you will remember us.
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Connections

Featured in Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Sto te nema
Popular Song
Sung by Dajana Kacar
(segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
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Mind Numbingly perfect !
25 September 2003 | by Herr NosferatuSee all my reviews

I expected to be shocked...

I was, but to a point so much more than I expected actually !!!

All these segments, except perhaps on a much lesser scale Sean Penn's more abstract view of how the world was, still is, and will remain, which was a bit out of focus, are sublime and disturbing.

To make such a dramatic collage of all these nations, all these people and all these lives, you truly see, taste and hear how this awful event touched so many lives.

You feel a sense of urgency for the current lack of compassion, love and respect we all miss for each one another.

One will look at this film in fifty years and say:

Man, they REALLY went wrong, or didn't understand anything about anything in those days.

This picture, brilliantly edited, in-your-face honest and at times, overbearing, is perhaps the greatest tribute to our screwed up world as a whole...

I feel that, in respects with another film that attempted to strike a chord with a post 9-11 world and failed along the way (The 25th Hour), this picture is much more complete, far more passionate and intense...

I was shocked to see such animosity in earlier comments to this film, specially since it presents the world wholly and completely honestly without exclusively focusing on the misery of the people within the geographical boundaries of the United States after 9-11.

Maybe now it's time to focus on the world outside north America, and surely, now it's time to get over this awful day, and focus on other more urgent issues once and for all.


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