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September 11 (2002)

11'09''01 - September 11 (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 11 September 2002 (France)
The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

Directors:

Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai (as Amos Gitaï) | 9 more credits »

Writers:

Alain Brigand (original idea), Youssef Chahine (segment) | 17 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maryam Karimi Maryam Karimi ... L'institutrice (segment "Iran")
Mohamad Dolati Mohamad Dolati ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Agelem Habibi Agelem Habibi ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Esmat Vahedi Esmat Vahedi ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Ameneh Banizadeh Ameneh Banizadeh ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Razieh Jafari Razieh Jafari ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Hassan Rezai Hassan Rezai ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Najibeh Habibi Najibeh Habibi ... Enfant (segment "Iran")
Emmanuelle Laborit Emmanuelle Laborit ... Elle (segment "France")
Jérôme Horry Jérôme Horry ... Lui (segment "France")
Nour El-Sherif ... Youssef Chahine (segment "Egypt") (as Nour Elshérif)
Ahmed Haroun Ahmed Haroun ... Le G'I (segment "Egypt") (as Ahmed Seif Eldine)
Sanaa Younes Sanaa Younes ... La mère (segment "Egypt") (as Sanaa Younés)
Ahmed Fouad Selim Ahmed Fouad Selim ... Le père (segment "Egypt")
Maher Essam Maher Essam ... Le Palestinien (segment "Egypt")
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Storyline

Eleven directors from 11 countries each contribute an 11-minute short reflecting on the events of 11 September 2001. A village teacher in Iran tries to explain to her young students what's happened. City kids in Burkina Faso think they've spotted Osama bin Laden. A deaf Frenchwoman in Manhattan writes a Dear John letter to a man who has left that morning for work at the World Trade Center. A Chilean remembers Allende. Events recall other deaths. A mother endures more than her son's death. And so on. The tone varies, as do the locales. Most stories are about others coming to terms with the events of the day, but at least one confronts the viewer with tragedy and death. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

11 directors, 11 stories, 1 film.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | France | Egypt | Japan | Mexico | USA | Iran

Release Date:

11 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

September 11 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,046, 20 July 2003

Gross USA:

$127,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,266,063
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Amos Gitai's segment was shot in a single continuous shot. 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.
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Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Sto te nema
Popular Song
Sung by Dajana Kacar
(segment "Bosnia-Herzegovina")
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the one chance to unite the whole world
17 August 2011 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"September 11" consists of 11 segments relating to the 9/11 attacks. The only overtly political ones are Ken Loach's, in which a Chilean man reminds Americans that September 11 is also the anniversary of the coup in Chile, and Mira Nair's, about a Pakistani-American family suspected of being terrorists. Most of the segments are basically slice-of-life stories about how people got affected by the attacks: Sean Penn's casts Ernest Borgnine as a man caring for a flower, Amos Gitai's looks at a bombing in Israel, and Samira Makhmalbaf's focuses on some Afghan schoolchildren.

The main thing that I derived from the movie is that, because of the impact that the attacks had on everyone, it was the one chance to unite the whole world. Unfortunately, we all saw what Bush did instead. It should have been a wake-up call, but it became an excuse for extreme ignorance.

Overall, this movie should prompt you to think. Bad things have always been happening, but people do what they can to go on. Is there any hope for our country?


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