The attack during the Olympic Summer Games in Munich in 1972 shook the world. 17 people died:Israeli athletes, five Palestinian kidnappers and one German policeman. The ZDF will now tell the television movie "Munich, 72", the dramatic events from the German perspective.
The film should offer a modern, contemporary access to events without having to stir up new hatred, a native of Tel Aviv Dror Zahavi said on Wednesday in Munich, where the first finished scenes were presented.
Besides well-known German actors like Heino Ferch, Bernadette Heerwagen and Felix took Zahavi Clear performers from Israel and Palestine to Munich. Rotated until 8 August, just in Munich, then the remaining time in Lower Saxony. A date for the broadcast is not yet clear.
ZDF is first and foremost a diverse and historically accurate as possible view: "We try in our film, not the Palestinians as a sadist, and the Israelis as victims, the Germans only to show a failure to create a false emotion by the audience "explained Zahavi. One of the consultants is therefore Ulrich K. Wegener, retired general, adjutant of the former Federal Interior Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and now commander of the newly established special group GSG 9 Wegener is played in the film by Benjamin Sadler and advised the production in advance.
With a few exceptions in the film are found only persons who were then attending, such as Hans-Dietrich Genscher (Stephan Grossman) or the terrorist leader, Issa-Lutif (Shredi Jarbarin). The film has grown up around the story of a young policewoman Anna Gerber (Heerwagen), which may work as a steward at the games. She also learns the policeman Michael Bruckner (Clear) know.
On 5 September stormed the Olympic village a terrorist command and takes Israeli athletes hostage. In a desperate attempt to free reports as a negotiating partner tanner. But the situation heats up continues to grow.