WORLD TRADE CEN­TER (2006) ONE, 10.30PM, M, DRAMA

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Di­rec­tor Oliver Stone chron­i­cles the fac­tual story of two Port Au­thor­ity po­lice of­fi­cers (Ni­co­las Cage, above, and Michael Pena) who, af­ter re­spond­ing to the first strike on the Twin Tow­ers on Septem­ber 11, 2001, be­come trapped in the rub­ble. The film shifts be­tween the two men and their fight for sur­vival and the des­per­ate at­tempts of their wives (Maria Bello and Mag­gie Gyl­len­haal) to dis­cover their fate. Stone avoids the pol­i­tics and con­spir­a­cies that have been the hall­marks of his pre­vi­ous projects ( Pla­toon, Nat­u­ral BornKillers, JFK) and de­liv­ers a hu­man drama about tragedy and sur­vival that heart­break­ingly cap­tures the day that changed the world. ★★★

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