PUBLISHED: 11:24 07 February 2006 | UPDATED: 08:58 24 May 2010
THREE-time Academy Award-winning director and producer Steven Spielberg directs Munich, now showing at the Odeon, Weston. This historical thriller is set in the aftermath of the 1972 massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Munich recounts
THREE-time Academy Award-winning director and producer Steven Spielberg directs Munich, now showing at the Odeon, Weston.This historical thriller is set in the aftermath of the 1972 massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Munich recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. Eric Bana stars as the Mossad agent charged with leading the band of specialists brought together for this operation. Inspired by actual events, the narrative is based on a number of sources, including the recollections of some who participated in the events themselves. The script is the first feature film written by Tony Kushner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award and many other awards for his epochal Broadway drama Angels in America. The international cast also includes Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler and Garan Hinds.n The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon, Weston, to offer five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see any film of their choice, subject to availability.To enter, please answer the following question:What is the name of the Academy Award-winning director and producer of Munich?Send your answers on a postcard along with your name, address and, if possible, a daytime telephone number, to: Odeon Competition, Weston & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 10am on February 2.Usual Archant Regional Ltd rules apply and the editor's decision is final.