In the award-winning HANNAH ARENDT, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta for a brilliant 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 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.
"Sukowa plays the most forbidding of intellectuals as a fabulous, passionate doll." - J Hoberman, Tablet
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
Germany, Luxembourg, France, 2012
Biopic, Drama, Documentary, Jewish History, World War II
German, English, French, Hebrew (with English subtitles)