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Writers:
Sean Penn (segment)
Youssef Chahine (segment)
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Release Date:
11 September 2002 (Belgium) See more »
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11 directors, 11 stories, 1 film.
Plot:
The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Seeing the Forest for the Trees See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Maryam Karimi ... L'institutrice (segment "Iran")
Mohamad Dolati ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Agelem Habibi ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Esmat Vahedi ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Ameneh Banizadeh ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Razieh Jafari ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Hassan Rezai ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Najibeh Habibi ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Emmanuelle Laborit ... Elle (segment "France")
Jérôme Horry ... Lui (segment "France")
Nour El-Sherif ... Youssef Chahine (segment "Egypt") (as Nour Elshérif)
Ahmed Haroun ... Le G'I (segment "Egypt") (as Ahmed Seif Eldine)
Sanaa Younes ... La mère (segment "Egypt") (as Sanaa Younés)
Ahmed Fouad Selim ... Le père (segment "Egypt")
Maher Essam ... Le Palestinien (segment "Egypt")
Eveline Sélim ... La journaliste (segment "Egypt")
Rafik Mohsen ... (segment "Egypt")
Hesham Abd Elkhaleq ... (segment "Egypt")
Alaa Mahgoub ... (segment "Egypt")
Fadi Badour ... (segment "Egypt")
Nadim Gargoura ... (segment "Egypt")
Reem Bitar ... (segment "Egypt")

Dzana Pinjo ... Selma (segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
Aleksandar Seksan ... Nedim (segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
Tatjana Sojic ... Hanka (segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
Ejla Bavcic ... L'intervenante de la maison des femmes (segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
Lionel Zizréel Guire ... Adama (segment "Burkina-Faso")
René Aimé Bassinga ... Ibrahim (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Lionel Gaël Folikoue ... Gaël (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Rodrigue André Idani ... Rodrigue (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Alex Martial Traoré ... Alex (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Marc ... Ben Laden (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Hyppolite Ouangrawa ... L'oncle d'Adama (segment "Burkina-Faso") (as Hypolite T. Ouangrawa)
Justine Sawadogo ... La tante d'Adama (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Haoua Ouatara ... La mère d'Adama (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Milla S. Saturnin ... Le policier de l'aéroport (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Oumar Barou Ouedraogo ... Le père de Rodrigue (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Vladimir Vega ... Pablo (segment "United Kingdom")
Keren Mor ... La journaliste (segment "Israel")
Liron Levo ... Le démineur (segment "Israel")
Tomer Russo ... L'ambulancier (segment "Israel")
Tanvi Azmi ... Talat Hamdani (segment "India")
Kapil Bawa ... Salim Hamdani (segment "India")

Taleb Adlah ... Adnaan Hamdani (segment "India")
Talat Hamdani ... Taani (segment "India")
Robert Reardon ... Mr. Bonner (segment "India")

Nell Mooney ... Sylvia Franko (segment "India")
George R. Sheffey ... Agent du FBI (segment "India") (as George Sheffey)
Maryann Towne ... Agent du FBI (segment "India")
Suleman Din ... Salman Hamdani (segment "India")

Ernest Borgnine ... L'homme (segment "USA")
Tomorowo Taguchi ... Yukichi Furuhashi (segment "Japan")

Kumiko Asô ... Sae Furuhashi (segment "Japan")
Akira Emoto ... Sakichi Furuhashi (segment "Japan")
Mitsuko Baishô ... Kayo Furuhashi (segment "Japan")
Ken Ogata ... Villageois (segment "Japan")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jake Bern ... Radio DJ Personality (voice)

Salvador Allende ... (segment "United Kingdom") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Anil Baral ... Student on Subway (Salman look alike) (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (segment "United Kingdom") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Henry Kissinger ... (segment "United Kingdom") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Augusto Pinochet ... (segment "United Kingdom") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tetsurô Tanba ... (segment "Japan") (uncredited)

Directed by
Youssef Chahine (segment "Egypt")
Amos Gitai (segment "Israel") (as Amos Gitaï)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (segment "Mexico")
Shôhei Imamura (segment "Japan")
Claude Lelouch (segment "France")
Ken Loach (segment "United Kingdom")
Samira Makhmalbaf (segment "God, Construction and Destruction")
Mira Nair (segment "India")
Idrissa Ouedraogo (segment "Burkina Faso")
Sean Penn (segment "USA")
Danis Tanovic (segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Youssef Chahine  segment "Egypt"
Sabrina Dhawan  segment "India"
Amos Gitai  segment "Israel"
Alejandro González Iñárritu  segment "Mexico"
Paul Laverty  segment "United Kingdom"
Claude Lelouch  segment "France"
Ken Loach  segment "United Kingdom"
Samira Makhmalbaf  segment "Iran"
Idrissa Ouedraogo  segment "Burkina-Faso"
Sean Penn  segment "USA"
Marie-Jose Sanselme  segment "Israel"
Danis Tanovic  segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina"
Daisuke Tengan  segment "Japan"
Pierre Uytterhoeven  segment "France"
Vladimir Vega  segment "United Kingdom"

Produced by
Alain Brigand .... associate producer
Nicolas Cand .... executive producer (segment: Burkina Faso)
Jean de Trégomain .... executive producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher .... executive producer (segment: India)
Catherine Dussart .... executive producer (segment: Japan)
Emily Gardiner .... associate producer: India
Alejandro González Iñárritu .... producer (segment "Mexico")
Alexandre Hallier .... associate producer
Gabriel Khoury .... executive producer (segment: Egypt)
Marianne Khoury .... executive producer (segment: Egypt)
Cédomir Kolar .... executive producer (segment: Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Sandro Mancy .... associate producer
Nicolas Mauvernay .... producer
Rebecca O'Brien .... executive producer
Jacques Perrin .... producer
Jon C. Scheide .... executive producer (segment "USA")
Laurent Thibierge .... associate producer
Laurent Truchot .... executive producer (segment: Israel)
Tania Zazulinsky .... executive producer (segment: France)
 
Original Music by
Michael Brook (segment "USA")
Mohammad Reza Darvishi (segment "Iran")
Manu Dibango (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Osvaldo Golijov (segment "Mexico")
Tarô Iwashiro (segment "Japan")
Salif Keita (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Heitor Pereira (segment "USA")
Gustavo Santaolalla (segment "Mexico")
Dusko Segvic 
Vladimir Vega (segment "United Kingdom")
 
Cinematography by
Samuel Bayer (segment "USA")
Luc Drion (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Ebrahim Ghafori (segment "Iran")
Pierre-William Glenn (segment "France")
Yoav Kosh (segment "Israel")
Mustafa Mustafic (segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
Jorge Müller Silva (segment "United Kingdom")
Mohsen Nasr (segment "Egypt")
Masakazu Oka (segment "Japan")
Declan Quinn (segment "India")
Nigel Willoughby (segment "United Kingdom")
 
Film Editing by
Rashida Abdel Salam (segment "Egypt")
Kim Bica (segment "Mexico")
Jay Cassidy (segment "USA") (as Jay Lash Cassidy)
Robert Duffy (segment "Mexico")
Sherif Ezzat 
Alejandro González Iñárritu (segment "Mexico")
Julia Gregory (segment "Burkina-Faso")
Allyson C. Johnson (segment "India")
Mohsen Makhmalbaf (segment "Iran")
Stéphane Mazalaigue (segment "France")
Jonathan Morris (segment "United Kingdom")
Kobi Netanel (segment "Israel")
Hajime Okayasu (segment "Japan")
Monique Rysselinck (segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
 
Casting by
Jennifer Euston (segment "India")
Ilan Moscovitch 
 
Production Design by
Stephanie Carroll (segment "India")
Wendy Samuels (segment "USA")
 
Art Direction by
Alain Brigand 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Mathews .... makeup artist (segment "USA")
Evelyne Noraz .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Cathy Gesualdo .... production manager
Johann Mousseau .... unit production manager
Jenny Schweitzer .... production manager (segment "India")
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aida Begic .... assistant director
Dominique Combe .... first assistant director
Emad El Bahat .... assistant director
Thomas Fatone .... first assistant director
Patrick Gibbons .... second assistant director
Marzieh Makhmalbaf .... assistant director
Patrick Santiago Meunier .... first assistant director
Kôsuke Oshida .... associate director
Mirza Pasic .... assistant director
Vanya Peirani-Vignes .... second assistant director (as Vania Peirani-Vignes)
Brian Wray .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mychael Bates .... property master
Tonya Brewer Hunt .... set dresser
Kevin Ladson .... property master
Hélène Maroutian .... props buyer
 
Sound Department
Alen Alisah .... boom operator
Dirk Bombey .... sound recordist
Kevin Brazier .... sound
Nicolas Cantin .... sound editor
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist (segments "France" and "Egypt")
Alex Claude .... sound designer (Segment "Israel")
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Mathieu Cox .... foley recordist
Roger Dobson .... sound
François Fayard .... sound editor
Alejandro González Iñárritu .... sound designer (segment "Mexico")
Alek Goosse .... sound re-recording mixer
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Martín Hernández .... sound supervisor (segment "Mexico")
Dave Humphries .... sound re-recording mixer
Dave Humphries .... sound
Jonathan Liebling .... foley artist
Hussein Mahdavi .... sound
Jean-Charles Martel .... sound
Harald Maury .... sound designer (segment "France")
Michael Minkler .... sound
Hamid Naghibi .... sound designer (segment "Iran")
Myron Nettinga .... sound re-recording mixer
Rudy Pi .... sound re-recording mixer
Mary Ellen Porto .... supervising sound editor
Martin Sadoux .... sound
Daniel Sobrino .... sound
Masashi Tara .... sound
Eric Tisserand .... sound
Thomas Varga .... sound
Christophe Vingtrinier .... sound mixer
Amos Zipori .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Greg Baxter .... visual effects coordinator (segment "Mexico")
Mark Casey .... visual effects supervisor: dead flowers, Sean Penn
Christophe Courgeau .... main titles designer
Fabien Girodot .... visual effects
Gretchen Libby .... visual effects producer
Sal Migliore .... assistant colorist
Hugues Namur .... visual effects
Steven Schmidt .... visual effects production assistant (segment "Mexico")
Mandy Tankenson .... visual effects producer: Mexico
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ales Belak .... Steadicam operator
Glenn Davis .... best boy electric (segment "India")
David Frak-Lauer .... focus puller
Michel Galtier .... assistant camera
Gregory F. Johnson .... best boy
Alexandre Léglise .... second assistant camera
Samira Makhmalbaf .... camera operator (segment Iran)
 
Editorial Department
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital intermediate colorist (segment "USA")
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Laura Jans .... colorist-USA
David A. Smith .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Alexandre Desplat .... composer: title music
Paul Lavergne .... music consultant
Robin Lynn .... music consultant
Dusko Segvic .... music arranger
Dusko Segvic .... music producer
 
Other crew
Naomi Bombardi-Wilson .... production assistant (segment "India")
Alain Brigand .... credit concept creator
Rachel Corlet-Soulier .... script supervisor
Guy Courtecuisse .... post-production manager
Shuna Frood .... production coordinator
Cynthia Gates Fujikawa .... production accountant
Lisa Inman .... script supervisor
Nora Killoran .... assistant production coordinator
Diana Lui .... production coordinator: segment "USA"
Chris Marsh .... location manager (segment "India")
Johnny McAllister .... production assistant (as John J. McAllister)
Nidzara Mehic .... script supervisor
Leigh Pickford .... production assistant
Payal Sethi .... assistant: Mira Nair
Carey Ann Strelecki .... researcher
Mark Swenson .... production assistant
Kim Thompson .... production assistant
Daniel Tresca .... assistant location manager
Corinne Golden Weber .... production coordinator (segment: "Mexico")
Robyn Aronstam .... script supervisor (segment "India") (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Patricio Guzmán .... thanks (UK segment)
 

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Also Known As:
"11'09''01 - September 11" - UK (original title)
"Eleven Minutes, Nine Seconds, One Image: September 11" - International (English title)
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134 min
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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.See more »
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References "Star Trek" (1966)See more »

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50 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
Seeing the Forest for the Trees, 12 September 2003
Author: synapse3119 from california

Put simply, I think this film is a masterpiece. To call it anti-American is quite arrogant and uneducated, as I feel it is, above all, extra-American, meaning it portrays an entire global community and the effect a single event in the world can have. As Americans, we are understandably still heartbroken over the tragedy and may never fully recover, but if we're smart then we need to see that an entire non-American culture exists outside our little bowl and can't be expected to react, sympathize, and contribute in the same way or in ways we'd like. If a family down the street from you loses a loved one, naturally you're going to feel bad for them, but if you never knew them you're not going to be grief stricken, and no one would expect you too. Furthermore, if you had prior resentment against that family, it would still surface and mar your ability to sympathize. Does that mean you're a bad person? Of course not. But it illustrates the relativity of the impact a tragic event can have on everyone.

For one, I thought this was best illustrated in the segments from Iran, England, Bosnia, and Burkina-Faso.

In Iran, we're introduced to children who are (summed up in the first minute of film) refugees from their home country, building brick buildings to survive potential bombings, and living in dirt. And yet they all giggle and laugh and go on as naive children. And, in all honesty, why should they be effected by September 11? Bosnia's short portrays a culture that has been under a state of perpetual grief for as long as they can remember, and they still march in defiant protest and solemn anger over the death of their loved ones. Sure, news of 9-11 effects them, but in a land this morose and unhappy it's as if they have no more grief to give. Burkina-Faso's, while funny, illustrated a good point: The children don't hunt down who they think is Bin Laden because they are angry and vengeful, they do it for the money. They are, beneath it all, capitalists, the difference being they wanted money for good cause, unlike our government who disgustingly capitalized on 9-11 for the patriotism agenda.

And, perhaps Loach's London segment was the most effective in that it was a tearful way of saying "I feel your pain...maybe you could feel ours..?" How many people (especially in my generation) really know about the horrific history of Chile, and moreso, that our government was behind it? Nowhere do I see Ken Loach saying "shame on you America!!!" (as many have interpreted), but rather I see a wounded survivor in a heartfelt request for the same empathy he has for us on September 11. I'm sure the murder of Allende means a lot more to Chileans than the WTC bombings ever will, just as WTC will always mean more to us than the murder of Allende..

I admired the Mexican segment as an auditory experience but (CURSES!) the projector broke down and the sound got out of sync, thus completely marring the effect. Egypt's segment was kind of lame in it's technique but brought up an EXTREMELY good point: We always label civilians innocent, and in many respects we are, but to a terrorist, since the U.S. and Israel are democracies, we (supposedly) elect the leaders who commit atrocities against their people. Therefore, we are not innocent. A warped perspective, yes, but a valuable insight into the mind of the enemy.

Emotionally I thought the French segment was the most brilliant, as it characterized the attitude of this whole film. Focusing on the woman's deafness we are put in her head and experience, for a brief moment, what it's like to be deaf, the same as we might experience what it's like to be foreign or non English speaking. And as an audio-visual experience it was unforgettable. Only when her boyfriend comes home does the effect of the tragedy really strike her, and it reminded me that we take our senses for granted. I would love to see an entire movie from a deaf perspective.

The two low points in this film were the American and Japanese. I admired Sean Penn's story but hated his technique. Split screens and repeat-frames are tastelessly self indulgent (key word here is indulgent) and the Japanese short, while clever and striking, felt rather out of place here. I get the "Holy War" statement but it's better suited for another film and another argument. The Indian segment, while also a touching story, was sadly unimaginative and more matter-of-fact. Israel's short, as a one-shot, was creative, but the characters were annoying and laughably exaggerated.

What this film allows is for us all to levitate above the planet and gaze down on an entire global culture and how a single event effects it. I'm sorry if Americans are offended and see this as "anti-American propaganda" but that speaks of just plain not getting it. Every nation and every culture is as guilty as we are innocent. But to believe our tragedies are superior and carry more weight sentimentally is wrong and the gross effect of isolation and nationalism. We confine ourselves inside nations and borders and collective mentalities and forget that beneath (or perhaps above) all the ideology, we're all human beings and deserve to be treated as such.

A marvelous, unforgettable film.

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