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Ethel (2012)

A documentary on Ethel Kennedy that provides an insider's view of a political dynasty, including her life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own.

Director:

Rory Kennedy

Writer:

Mark Bailey
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ethel Kennedy ... Herself
Rory Kennedy ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Bunche Ralph Bunche ... Himself (archive footage)
Fidel Castro ... Himself (archive footage)
Cesar Chavez ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Hoffa ... Himself (archive footage)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver ... Herself (archive footage)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend ... Herself
Courtney Kennedy Courtney Kennedy ... Herself
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage) (as Jaqueline Kennedy)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Kennedy ... Himself
Joseph P. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
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ETHEL is a 95 minute feature-length documentary about the life of Ethel Kennedy. Scheduled for broadcast on HBO in 2012, the film was produced and directed by Mrs. Kennedy's Emmy Award-winning daughter, Rory Kennedy. An intimate family portrait, ETHEL includes a lengthy interview with Mrs. Kennedy, as well as interviews with seven of her children, providing unique insight into her family's story, her life with Robert F. Kennedy, and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own. The film is an insider's view of a political dynasty, a personal story interwoven with some of the most important moments of the 20th century. The film also features a rich treasure trove of never-before-seen footage from the Kennedy family's private collection. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Goose bumps Galore
26 October 2012 | by GoldmundXSee all my reviews

An amazing documentary, intimate, legendary and inspirational. The Kennedy family's history is truly without comparison: the hope, the tragedies, the passion, the idealism, the hard clashes with reality, the bonds of tragedy and love, I dare say that it is impossible to experience life more intensely than this family has. And then Ethel stands tall through it all, an amazing woman, wife and (grand- )mother, with her unfaltering smile. If it wasn't for their passion for politics and the family fortune, the Kennedies could have made a fortune in toothpaste commercials.

Apparently Ethel sat behind Obama in 2008 at a funeral, whispering in his ear: "the torch has been passed to you". How about them goose bumps?


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