The Hamburg Cell
In this daring dramatization of events leading up to 9/11, director Antonia Bird casts her bold, unblinking lens on the roots of extremism. You meet a small band of middle-class students who commit themselves to the unconscionable. Based on exhaustive research, including personal interviews, unpublished correspondence, and the official 9/11 Commission Report, the film offers a coldly detached yet unnervingly intimate study of young men who turned themselves into monsters. What's more, it reveals the many instances when they might have been stopped.