The Hamburg Cell (film)

The Hamburg Cell is a 2004 Channel 4 (United Kingdom) and CBC (Canada) television film directed by Antonia Bird that describes the creation of the Hamburg cell, Islamist and extremist group composed by the terrorists that piloted the airplanes hijacked during the September 11 attacks. Although the terrorist cell was led by Mohamed Atta, the film is focused on the character of Ziad Jarrah, the one terrorist that had doubts about the attacks.[1]

The Hamburg Cell
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Directed byAntonia Bird
Produced byFinola Dwyer
Written byRonan Bennett
Alice Perman
Based on9/11 Commission Report
StarringKarim Saleh
Maral Kamel
Omar Berdouni
Adnan Maral
Music byPaul Conboy
Adrian Corker
Adrian Maral
CinematographyFlorian Hoffmeister
Edited bySt. John O'Rorke
Distributed by Acorn Media
Release date
26 August 2004
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The movie shows the events leading up to 9/11 and story of the middle-class students responsible for the 9/11 attack: Ziad Jarrah (Karim Saleh), Mohamed Atta (Kamel), and Ramzi Binalshibh (Omar Berdouni).

The film was based on primary research, including personal interviews, unpublished correspondence, and the official 9/11 Commission Report.


Home mediaEdit

A DVD of the film was released on 14 November 2006.[2]

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