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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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Genres:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

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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Connections

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Soundtracks

Farewell Theme
Composed by Eleni Karaindrou
Performed by String Orchestra
Conducted by Lefteris Halkiadakis (as Lefteris Chalkiadakis)
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A must see for all photography enthusiasts out there
1 May 2006 | by eydryanSee all my reviews

I believe this movie to be one of the most inspirational movies i have ever seen... Every time i watch it i have this urge to take my film, load it into my camera and just go out and live what photography is all about... It evokes in me that exact spirit that made me take up this profession and i love it for that.

It's a great movie in that it shocks you. It lets you know what the world is like and it also lets you know what a photographer's job really means. All about that hassle, that peril and the drive it takes to pull through.

It's a movie about all that is wrong in the world but not in a tree-hugging, stupid environmentalist way but in a way we can all relate to...

If you want to see what it takes to be a photographer expect all that and more, because no one can make it in this business unless you're really good...


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