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War Photographer (2001)

| Documentary, War | 2001 (USA)
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

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Christian Frei
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Nachtwey ... Photographer
Christiane Amanpour ... Herself - Chief International Correspondent CNN
Hans-Hermann Klare Hans-Hermann Klare ... Foreign Editor STERN Magazine
Christiane Breustedt Christiane Breustedt ... Editor in Chief GEO SAISON Magazine
Des Wright Des Wright ... Cameraman REUTERS
Denis O'Neill Denis O'Neill ... Screenwriter / Jim's Best Friend
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

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Documentary | War

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fotógrafo de Guerra See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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James Nachtwey: For me, the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war.
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Returning
Composed by David Darling
Performed by David Darling, Cello
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If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough...
17 July 2002 | by RiedenschneiderSee all my reviews

Stunning, shocking and beautiful, a "Pflicht-Film" about war photography and it's leading lenser James Nachtwey.

Originally commissioned for Swiss television, this documentary by Christian Frei may be hard to track down, but it might be one of the most memorable films you will ever see. More user comments probably will say "this film is not for the squeamish," but what we see here is the real-life inferno of war and poverty. And if you have never been subject to war and poverty you HAVE to see (Nachtwey's) photography, which demonstrates what the human race is capable of and what it looks like...


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