Widows of 1972 Munich massacre victims approve of Spielberg movie

&to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/08/07/34030.html' target=_blank>Steven Spielberg's controversial new movie, "Munich," about the 1972 Olympic massacre and its aftermath, got an unlikely endorsement Wednesday _ the widows of two of the 11 slain Israeli athletes said the film neither dishonored their husbands' memories nor tarnished their country's image.

"The movie respects the athletes," said Ilana Romano, widow of weightlifter Yosef Romano. She and Ankie Spitzer, who was married to the fencing coach Andre Spitzer, are the only Israelis to see the movie here before its official release late next month. The film opens in the U.S. Friday.

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