Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

25.1. 16:55
Film Europe
120 minutes
2012
Germany / France / Israel / Luxembourg Biography / Drama

In 1961, the noted German-American philosopher of Jewish origin, Hannah Arendt, gets to report on the trial of the notorious Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann. While observing the legal proceedings, Arendt concludes that Eichmann was not a monster, but an ordinary man who had thoughtlessly buried his conscience through his obedience to the Nazi regime and its ideology. Arendt's expansion of this idea, presented in her articles for 'The New Yorker', would create her concept of 'the banality of evil' that she thought even sucked in some Jewish leaders of the era into unwittingly participating in the Holocaust. The result is a bitter public controversy in which Arendt is accused of blaming the Holocaust's victims. Now that strong willed intellectual is forced to defend her ideas in a struggle that will exact a heavy personal cost.

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2012
Germany / France / Israel / Luxembourg Biography / Drama

In 1961, the noted German-American philosopher of Jewish origin, Hannah Arendt, gets to report on the trial of the notorious Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann. While observing the legal proceedings, Arendt concludes that Eichmann was not a monster, but an ordinary man who had thoughtlessly buried his conscience through his obedience to the Nazi regime and its ideology. Arendt's expansion of this idea, presented in her articles for 'The New Yorker', would create her concept of 'the banality of evil' that she thought even sucked in some Jewish leaders of the era into unwittingly participating in the Holocaust. The result is a bitter public controversy in which Arendt is accused of blaming the Holocaust's victims. Now that strong willed intellectual is forced to defend her ideas in a struggle that will exact a heavy personal cost.

Creators

Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta, André Mergenthaler

Cast

Ulrich Noethen, Joel Kirby, Michael Degen, Klaus Pohl, Matthias Bundschuh, Germain Wagner, Janet McTeer, Nicholas Woodeson, Jean-Luc Julien, Harvey Friedman, Nilton Martins, Tom Leick, Barbara Sukowa, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Leila Anaïs Schaus, Patrick Hastert, Friederike Becht, Julia Jentsch, Megan Gay, Sascha Ley, Ralph Morgenstern, Marie Jung, Gilbert Johnston, Claire Johnston, Alexander Tschernek, Fridolin Meinl, Pitt Simon, Axel Milberg