This unprecedented and exclusive insider's account by filmmaker James Hanlon and Gedeon and Jules Naudet of the World TradeCenter attack, which contains the only known footage of the first ... See full summary »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

9/11 (TV Movie 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tony Benatatos, Jamal Braithwaite, Steve Buscemi
The Presidents' Gatekeepers (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Featuring exclusive interviews with all 20 living White House chiefs of staff. Spanning 50 years and nine administrations, it is an unprecedented series that pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of the Oval Office.

Directors: Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jimmy Carter, George Bush
In God's Name (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In God's Name explores the complex questions of our time through the intimate thoughts and beliefs of 12 of the world's most influential spiritual leaders.

Directors: Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet
Stars: Aylam Orian
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A documentary about young boxers in Spanish Harlem.

Directors: Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet
Grizzly Man (2005)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The morning of September 11, 2001 is shown through multiple video cameras in New York City, from the moment the first WTC tower is hit until after both towers collapse.

Directors: Nicole Rittenmeyer, Seth Skundrick
Stars: George W. Bush, Joe Napolitano, Kelly Edwards
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

On 9/11 2001 two planes American 11 united 175 hit the World Trade Center and many people died and jumped to their deaths some survived until the tower fell.

Director: Richard Dale
Stars: Terence Stamp, Hong Zhu, Jay Jonas
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

ZERO has one central thesis: the official version of the events surrounding 9/11 can not be true. This documentary explores the latest evidence and witness testimonies.

Directors: Franco Fracassi, Francesco Tre, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, Philip Berg, Robert Bowman
United 93 (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September eleventh, 2001, that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas
Flight 93 (TV Movie 2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Flight 93 is the story of the heroic passengers that took back their plane in an effort to stop a 9-11 terrorist attack.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Jeffrey Nordling, Brennan Elliott, Kendall Cross
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore
Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maria Bello
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself - Host
Edit

Storyline

This unprecedented and exclusive insider's account by filmmaker James Hanlon and Gedeon and Jules Naudet of the World TradeCenter attack, which contains the only known footage of the first plane striking the World Trade Center and the only footage from inside Ground Zero during the attacks, will also include footage from events marking the 10th anniversary, as well as new interviews with many of the firefighters who were featured in the original program. They will discuss how their lives, families and the world have changed in the 10 years since the tragedy - some for better, some for worse. Viewers will also hear from New York City Fire Department health officials as they discuss some of the health issues that have plagued firefighters working at Ground Zero. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 September 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows 9/11 (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A very touching inside view
28 August 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I have seen this documentary a couple of times, and have been equally spellbound and touched both times.

Film makers Gedeon and Jules Naudet and James Hanlon happen to be on New York's Engine 7, Ladder 1 firehouse in Lower Manhattan, just next to the Twin Towers, making a documentary about the firefighters. They are filming on 9/11 and are suddenly captured and capturing the events very much in the middle of everything.

This documentary not only catches the chaos and horror of the event up close, but also takes its time to let the firefighters talk about their experiences. The bad ones of the fire, the effort to get into and up in the buildings, the falling bodies, the collapses and the whole catastrophe itself. But also the relief of meeting colleagues after the collapses where all firefighters of the firehouse miraculously survived (their words, not mine).

The event, the aftermath and the whole effort of looking for survivors and cleaning up is covered very close and very touching - not to mention the interviews made with the men years later, where the deeply rooted traumas still effect their lives. The film also covers another aspect of the event: the health problems that the firefighters suffer because of the dust and smoke that they were exposed to during their work on September 11th 2001. It has a slight tendency to become sentimental towards the end, but nothing bad and nothing over the top.

I certainly don't enjoy seeing this terrible event rolled out again or hearing the stories of the many horrendous experiences, but as a documentary this gets as close to both the people and the incident as it's possible. The footage from the day itself shot with a shaken camera through a lens covered in dust from the fire and the collapse is just amazing – fascinating and terrifying at the same time.

Altogether a well made documentary.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss 9/11: 10 Years Later (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page