Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg
Hannah Arendt is the extraordinary true story of a German Jewish philosopher who volunteered to cover the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem for The New Yorker publication. Eichmann was a Nazi war criminal, captured and charged with engineering The Final Solution - the murder of millions of Jews throughout Europe.
The film covers the years from 1961 to 1964 exploring the court case, Arendt's perceptions of Eichmann, her writings and the controversy her ideologies aroused worldwide.
Eichmann who successfully evaded justice for 15 years, claimed he was 'simply following orders and doing his job' and guiltlessly denied any wrongdoings whilst being charged with crimes against humanity.
Arendt's depiction of Eichmann and the Jewish councils resulted in her being accused of being a Nazi lover and of denouncing her race which led a succession of death threats.
Actress Barbara Sukowa is astounding as arrogant Arendt and original black and white footage not only brings Eichmann back to life, but also highlights the harrowing scenes in court as surviving Jews gave evidence against this demonic monster.
Intense and powerful Hannah Arendt introduces this dark chapter in history to a new generation of film goers who were fortunate not to be conceived in a time when vile Nazis prowled the Earth. JAKE
Hannah Arendt (2012)
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