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Hannah Arendt

Directed by: Margarethe Von Trotta
113 Minutes, 2012, Drama

In the award-winning HANNAH ARENDT, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision,Rosa Luxemburg) for a brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmannand 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.


Director: Margarethe Von Trotta

Writer: Margarethe Von Trotta

Writer: Pamela Katz

Cast: Barbara Sukowa

Cast: Axel Milberg

Cast: Janet Jentsch

Cinematographer: Caroline Champetier