The Hamburg Cell

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Ziad Jarrah, a young Lebonese man from a good family goes to Germany to attend college and starts dating a Turkish girl named Aysel. Although not very religious and accustomed to Western ways, Ziad becomes "brothers" with some fundamentalist Muslims and is slowly drawn into becoming "a Good Muslim". Mohamed Atta and others instill Ziad with a hatred of Jews and "Infidels", which leads to a desire for Jihad and martyrdom. He moves to Hamburg to study aeronautical engineering, attends an Al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, and deceives his girlfriend and family about his involvement. He eventually attends flight school in Florida with Atta and others, waiting for and preparing for "the big wedding" (the 9/11 attack). Meanwhile, US government and law enforcement officials fail to act despite believing that a major terrorist attack is imminent, and despite noticing a number of suspicious persons involved in flight training. Written by TimeNTide

  1. Alice Perman

    Writer

  2. Ronan Bennett

    Writer

  3. Antonia Bird

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Karim Saleh

    Karim Saleh

    Ziad Jarrah

  2. MK

    Maral Kamel

    Mohammed Atta

  3. AS

    Agni Scott

    Aysel

  4. Omar Berdouni

    Omar Berdouni

    Ramzi bin al Shibh

  5. Adnan Maral

    Adnan Maral

    Marwan Shehhi

  6. Kamel Boutros

    Kamel Boutros

    Mohammed Atta

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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  • January 10, 2005
    Theatrical

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