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A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

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Alexander Haig ...
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Barbara Howar ...
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Michael Korda ...
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Geoffrey Robertson ...
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William Safire ...
Himself (New York Times)
René Schneider Jr. ...
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Part contemporary investigation and part historical inquiry, documentary follows the quest of one journalist in search of justice. The film focuses on Christopher Hitchens' charges against Henry Kissinger as a war criminal - allegations documented in Hitchens' book of the same title - based on his role in countries such as Cambodia, Chile, and Indonesia. Kissinger's story raises profound questions about American foreign policy and highlights a new era of human rights. Increasing evidence about one man's role in a long history of human rights abuses leads to a critical examination of American diplomacy through the lens of international standards of justice. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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7 May 2003 (France)  »

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$14,667 (USA) (27 September 2002)

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$515,678 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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Guilty. What was he thinking?

The movie presents an insightful summary of Kissinger's reign from 1969 to 1974. My curiosity however really lay on understanding the man. Why did the superbrain chose aggression? The movie helped cursorily. I sensed that Kissinger was caught up in a game of power, and that he played by the old rules of the turn of the century leaders he studied.


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