Oliver Stone’s movie “World Trade Center” has premiered at the Venice Film Festival to a mixed reception. There were boos and applause as it was shown out of competition. “World Trade Center” is the true story of the survival of two policemen trapped in the rubble of the Twin Towers. The film concentrates on what gave the two men the will to live as they waited for rescuers and consigns the event of 9/11 itself almost entirely to the background.
Despite a negative reaction among certain critics, two people who watched the movie in Venice said they liked what they had seen. “Though this was an event that primarily hit the United States, I think it concerned the whole western world. So I don’t make a difference between Americans and ourselves.” “I was moved, the whole film moved me.” The film was released in the United States three weeks ago and has already grossed more than 50 million euros.