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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 »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

11 directors, 11 stories, 1 film.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,046, 20 July 2003

Gross USA:

$127,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,266,063
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Mira Nair's segment, a clip of Monsoon Wedding (2001), Nair's previous film, is shown on television. 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

Referenced in Aislados (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Sto te nema
Popular Song
Sung by Dajana Kacar
(segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
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War and media, take a hike! Love your brothers and sisters everywhere!
14 September 2002 | by moira-7See all my reviews

The September 11 film is a separate but collective effort by 11 filmmakers who were given $400.000 each to make a film 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. The formula is not new, neither are eternal flames as grave markers.

Each director was given creative license to make their film. The result is 11 viewpoints on a host of angles regarding to the suicide aircraft attack on the World Trade Center. The facts of atrocities committed in war should come as no surprise to anyone from any country. Americans are as aware of the damage of war as other nations. War is not good for anyone. When men play war with guns people are killed, innocently. The most interesting inclusion is the Israeli journalist trying to report on a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Her story gets bumped because of what's happening in New York. The story is absurd showing how powerful war and media is, and how far from peace the world is. Showing the film reveals how clever the media is in pitting nation against nation and cultivating a fake sense of patriotism. An aftermath of the film could be, don't buy into hating your brother and sister and show some compassion for all people for all injustice everywhere.


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