MUST WATCH THRILLER MOVIE ON ISRAELI REVENGE OF PREPARATORS OF MUNICH OLYMPICS MASSACRE - MUNICH (2005) - Review by Kumaran Shanmugam.
This movie is based on a true incident about the covert revenge operation called Operation Wrath of God conducted by Israel to avenge the killing of 11 athletes in the 1972 Munich Olympics by a terrorist organization called the Black September having an affiliation with Palestine Liberation Organization.
The movie begins at midnight with the terrorists of Black September disguised as athletes climbing the gates of the Olympic village along with American athletes raising no suspicion. The disguised terrorists moved swiftly and stealthy reaching the section housing the Israeli contingent. The terrorists change to their outfits covering their face with a ski mask and attacked the athletes. The isreali athletes are rounded up and held hostage by the terrorists demanding the release of prisoners kept in Israel. The Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir did not bulge to the ransom call. The host Nation Germany was clueless about what to do and how to secure the athletes. The terrorist demanded an aeroplane for escape.
The terrorists along with the athletes were transported to the airport in a bus. The German police shot at the terrorists resulting in a bloody skirmish resulting in the killing of 11 athletes by the terrorists.
The loss of 11 athletes brought a pale of gloom to the people of Israel. Prime Minister Golda Meir decided to avenge the killing and called for a secret meeting with high-level officials and Mossad forming a covert team with the aim of killing all the preparators of Munich massacre.
Avner a Mossad agent was chosen to lead the mission. He was assisted by four Jewish volunteers namely South African driver Steve, Belgian toy-maker and explosives expert Robert, a former Israeli soldier and "cleaner" Carl, and Danish document forger Hans. The team's handler was Ephraim and informant was the Frenchman Louis.
The first Victim was Wael zwaiter shot at close range by Gunman in Rome. Mahmoud Hamshari living in Paris is killed by telephone bomb planted by the team. Hussein Abd Al Chir is killed by pressure bomb kept under his hotel bed mattress in Cyprus. The team pursues three Palestinians—Muhammad Youssef al-Najjar, Kamal Adwan, and Kamal Nasser—to Beirut, penetrate the Palestinians' guarded compound and kill them.
The team moves to London to track down the elusive fugitive Ali Hassan Salameh, who orchestrated the Munich Massacre.
Meanwhile, Hans, Carl, and Robert are murdered under suspicious circumstances. The team is now reduced to two members Avner and Steve. All attempts to kill Ali Hassan Salameh is thwarted by his guards who were fed with information from Louis the French informer.
Unable to kill the last target Ali Hassan Salameh Avner Returns home from the mission to delusion and dejected.
Eric Bana plays the role of the protagonist Avner ably supported by Daniel Craig as Steve.
The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg.
The movie is based on the book called vengeance authored by George Jones.
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