Zero Dark Thirty


… is a motion picture, not a documentary, about the manhunt for Osama bin Laden, “the world’s most dangerous man”.


CIA-analyst Maya is moved to Pakistan, where she is ordered to locate the whereabouts of high-ranked al-Qaeda members. She soon recognizes that the detainees in the US-Camps are being tortured to get useful information out of them. One day she learns about a man called Abu Ahmed, who is supposed to be a courier of bin Laden. After many years and backlashes, she manages to find out about his residence. Although observing the stronghold for a couple of months, the CIA can’t be 100% sure that it is Osama bin Laden’s hideout. Nevertheless, the operation to strike is approved, and as the SEAL-tasks bring back a corpse, it is confirmed to be bin Laden.


I liked the film very much, even though the end is obviously spoilt. It was very interesting to kind of see how they figured out his whereabouts and how the US-Government operates, as the film is based on actual incidents. (Paul Jirkowsky, 8a)