A biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker-controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils-introduced her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil." Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, the film beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema.
Cast: Julia Jentsch, Barbara Sukowa, Ulrich Noethen, Janet McTeer, Axel Milberg
Directed by: Margarethe von Trotta
Written by: Margarethe von Trotta, Pam Katz
Running time: 1hr 49min
Opens: May 29, 2013 NY
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