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The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 May 2003 (France)
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A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

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Eugene Jarecki
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brian Cox ... Narrator (voice)
Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Chennault Anna Chennault ... Herself
Amy Goodman Amy Goodman ... Herself
Alexander Haig ... Himself
Seymour Hersh ... Himself (author)
Christopher Hitchens ... Himself
Barbara Howar Barbara Howar ... Herself
Michael Korda Michael Korda ... Himself (Editor-in-Chief, Simon & Schuster)
Lewis Lapham ... Himself (Editor, Harper's Magazine)
Geoffrey Robertson Geoffrey Robertson ... Himself (Human Rights Lawyer)
William Safire William Safire ... Himself (New York Times)
René Schneider Jr. René Schneider Jr. ... Himself
Michael Tigar ... Himself (Professor of Law)
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Storyline

Part contemporary investigation and part historical inquiry, documentary follows the quest of one journalist in search of justice. The film focuses on Christopher Hitchens' charges against Henry Kissinger as a war criminal - allegations documented in Hitchens' book of the same title - based on his role in countries such as Cambodia, Chile, and Indonesia. Kissinger's story raises profound questions about American foreign policy and highlights a new era of human rights. Increasing evidence about one man's role in a long history of human rights abuses leads to a critical examination of American diplomacy through the lens of international standards of justice. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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USA | UK | Denmark | France | Canada | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Angeklagt: Henry Kissinger See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,667, 29 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$515,678, 15 June 2003
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Connections

Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Big Stuff
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Performed by Jean Knight
Played during the segment discussing Kissinger's celebrity status
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Was Kissinger a brilliant diplomat - or a heartless killer?
7 February 2019 | by wavecat13See all my reviews

Here is a documentary that outright accuses Henry Kissinger of being a war criminal and mass murderer. The film itself is a mix of historical footage and interviews with famous journalists/commentators. It could have been more nuanced, and only Alexander Haig comes to the statesman's defense, but Kissinger certainly comes across as duplicitous and very interested in promoting himself.


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