Sky Serie | Director: Christian Stiefenhofer (2022) | Music: David Reichelt

On the morning of September 5, 1972, an assassination attempt at the Summer Olympics in Munich shook the entire world. Palestinian freedom fighters of the terrorist organization “Black September” gain access to the Olympic village armed with assault rifles to take eleven delegation members of the Israeli team hostage. Fifty years after the attack, the documentary 1972 Munich’s Black September explores with relatives, experts and contemporary witnesses the question of how a sporting celebration of international understanding became the scene of terrorism and ended in disaster.

The music in 1972 Munich black September

In somber, massive soundscapes, the music in the 1972 documentary Munich’s Black September sweeps you into the bloody events of those Olympic Games. Electronic, driving pulses and sounds distorted beyond recognition dominate the musical events of the film. Without commenting directly on the interviews, the music focuses on the sad truth that such a terrorist attack only causes suffering and destruction. On breathy violins tender beginnings of a melody sound in the mourning. Most of the score for the 1972 documentary Munich’s Black September contains no melodic material and instead makes use of raw sound elements created distinctively for the film. The story of the policeman Guido Schlosser is taken up melodically by the music and thus forms the dramaturgical arc of the documentary.

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