Release date:May 29, 2013
Director:Margarethe von Trotta
Screenwriters:Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta
Starring:Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer
The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta ("Vision," "Rosa Luxemburg") for her brilliant new 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, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema.