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

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Writers:
Alex Gibney (written by)
Christopher Hitchens (book)
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9 April 2003 (Germany) See more »
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A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Brian Cox ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Chennault ... Herself
Amy Goodman ... Herself
Alexander Haig ... Himself
Seymour Hersh ... Himself (author)

Christopher Hitchens ... Himself
Barbara Howar ... Herself

Henry Kissinger ... Himself (also archive footage)
Michael Korda ... Himself (Editor-in-Chief, Simon & Schuster)

Lewis Lapham ... Himself (Editor, Harper's Magazine)
Geoffrey Robertson ... Himself (Human Rights Lawyer)
William Safire ... Himself (New York Times)
René Schneider Jr. ... Himself
Michael Tigar ... Himself (Professor of Law)

Salvador Allende ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Belushi ... Henry Kissinger (archive footage) (uncredited)
Leonid Brezhnev ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gerald Ford ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hubert H. Humphrey ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Duc Tho Le ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Zedong Mao ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pat Nixon ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Augusto Pinochet ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gilda Radner ... Baba Wawa (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dan Rather ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nelson Rockefeller ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Norodom Sihanouk ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Earl Warren ... Himself (swears in Nixon) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Eugene Jarecki 
 
Writing credits
Alex Gibney (written by)

Christopher Hitchens (book "The Trial of Henry Kissinger")

Produced by
Roy Ackerman .... executive producer
Jennie Amias .... associate producer
Alex Gibney .... producer
David Holbrooke .... co-producer
Eugene Jarecki .... producer
Susan Motamed .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Nashel 
 
Cinematography by
Greg Andracke 
Mark Benjamin 
Gary Grieg 
Christopher Li 
Brett Wiley 
 
Film Editing by
Simon Barker 
Sosse Misserlian 
 
Production Management
Belinda Clasem .... production manager
Belinda Clasen .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Jim Gilchrist .... sound
Roger Phenix .... sound
 
Editorial Department
Nick Fraser .... commissioning editor: BBC
 
Other crew
Mikaela Beardsley .... researcher
Claudia Becker .... production associate
Nicola Behrman .... production associate
Danny Cohen .... researcher
Salimah El-Amin .... film researcher
Roger Kass .... legal counsel
Damion Lawyer .... production assistant
Nicholas Lorden .... production assistant (as Nick Lorden)
Melinda Shopsin .... film researcher
Melinda Shopsin .... production coordinator
Robert Stein .... legal services
 

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Evil by any other name..., 6 November 2003
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

If you don't know who the 80 year old Kissinger is, you may want to pass on this film. However, if you watched his career as an intellectual, statesman, Playgirl centerfold, master of doublespeak, and perpetual bad hair day guy, then you may find this documentary compelling. The film is a credible and balanced indictment, given time constraints, which tells of Kissinger's rise to power and ultimate abuse of that power which, hindsight being 20:20, contributed substantially to the killing fields of Cambodia, the horrific war in East Timor, and an assassination in Chile which led to a brutal dictatorship in which American interests were strictly commercial. Directly or Indirectly, the renown Nobel Laureate de faux pas, may have caused the unjustifiable deaths of enough innocents to qualify him as a war criminal and yet today he has sufficient credibility to gain appointment, though short lived, as top cop in the 911 disaster investigation, still serves as CEO of his own consulting firm, and leaves the telltale odor of megaloegomania wherever he goes. An intriguing digest of Hitchens book of the same name. (B)

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