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Visions of Eight (1973)

Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Claude Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and ... See full summary »

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David Hughes (segment), Deliara Ozerowa | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Claude Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and their struggle to remain dignified even in the face of bitter disappointment and defeat; Mai Zetterling's dramatic exploration of the world of weightlifting; and Michael Pfleghar's piece on young Russian gymnast Ludmilla Tourischev's majestic performance on the uneven bars.

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August 1972 The Olympics Eight Directors Capture What The Naked Eye Cannot See... See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

18 | See all certifications »
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Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1973 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

8 visioner See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Art of Sports
25 February 2003 | by intercontiSee all my reviews

The summary at the introduction says it all: 'it's not a summary of sports'. This is the kind of production that is willing to rewrite, rather reinvent, the shape of sports docummentaries. Far from the focus on results of the almanac-format production, this new vision of the tension of obsession, of the muscle stress, of the jump of joy, of the tears of defeat and, in short, the beauty of the design sports can provide, brings us the Expressionist angle the Olympics hides in the shadows of the action that TV images will never be able to catch. More than a masterpiece, each of the eight episodes should be treated as a directing class.


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