A piece of television that is as clever as it is exciting.
With unprecedented meticulousness and attention to detail, the four-part Sky documentary examines the Munich shooting with its many traces, connections, assessments, backgrounds and aftermath.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
What emerges is a frightening psychogram of the perpetrator, the image of a city in panic, and even more: the portrait of a society on the verge of hysteria.
The worthwhile TV documentary gives amazing insights into the crime and its consequences.
The documentary is coherently constructed and impressively accurate in its research and analysis, leaving viewers touched and shaken.
The documentary series reconstructs the events on the day of the crime, takes a close look at the perpetrator's right-wing extremist online network on Steam - and describes in unprecedented detail the mistakes made by investigating authorities before and after the mass murder.
Madness like Shakespeare. (...) Between Paris and Berlin, Bataclan and Breitscheidplatz, filmmakers of many genres have tried to capture the insanity of extremist terror in pictures and words. But those of Johannes Preuss and Martin Bernstein are of unique urgency.
documentary film series
4 episodes, 50 minutes each
a Constantin Dokumentation production,
An assassination attempt and endless questions. On July 22, an 18-year-old terrified the metropolis of Munich: he killed nine people at the Olympia shopping center and seriously injured five others with gunshots before he committed suicide shortly before his arrest.
The perpetrator is dead – but many questions remain. As it turned out after long investigations, the 18-year-old's act was racially motivated - but how did the son of Iranian immigrants develop such deep-rooted hatred? How did the student get a gun? What role did his admiration play for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik? What is his fascination with first-person shooters? And was there perhaps a connection to earlier, similarly motivated attacks?
In cinematic images, "22. Juli – Die Schüsse von München" illuminates the assassination from the perspectives of the helpers on site, the investigators, the media, politicians and, last but not least, those close to the assassin and the victims' relatives. The Sky Original Documentation is a production of Constantin Documentation in cooperation with Süddeutsche Zeitung. Producers are Jochen Köstler and Jan Klophaus, directed by Johannes Preuss, winner of the Student Academy Award. Sky Executive Producers are Christian Asanger and Nico Gammella.
© Sky Deutschland
distributed by Sky Deutschland
TELEVISION & VoD
broadcasted by Sky Crime and streaming on WowTV
available from 07/21/2022
first episode freely available on YouTube
The remaining three episodes are available on: wowtv.de
Marcus da Gloria Martins
written & directed by
Abdul Al-Tememe / as Sonboly
Media Latifi / as girlfriend
Robert Schnellenberg / as gun dealer
Jochen M. Köstler
graphics and animation
executive producer Sky
Miguel Reis Neto
PRINT & WEB ARTICLES
Die Zeit; 07/23/2022
by Daniel Gerhardt, Patrick Heidemann and René Martens
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; 07/22/2022
by Heike Hupertz
Der Spiegel; 07/22/2022
by Oliver Kaever
Bayerischer Rundfunk Kultur; 07/22/2022
by Vanessa Schneider
Süddeutsche Zeitung; 07/21/2022
by Joachim Mölter
by Jens Müller
by Jan Freitag
Stuttgarter Nachrichten; 07/21/2022
Der Tagesspiegel; 07/20/2022
by Jan Freitag
Berliner Zeitung; 07/19/2022
by Friedrich Conradi
FOCUS Online; 07/18/2022
Skip Intro – der Serien Podcast, Bayerischer Rundfunk
by Vanessa Schneider
broadcasted on: 07/22/2022
Studio 9, Deutschlandfunk Kultur
by Philipp Schnee
broadcasted on: 07/21/2022