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HANNAH ARENDT by Margarethe von Trotta

HANNAH ARENDT by Margarethe von Trotta

In cooperation with the Goethe-Zentrum in Tirana

Hannah Arendt

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
100 min – 2012
In German with English subtitles


In 1960, the Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann is kidnapped in Argentina and then put on trial in Israel. Arendt goes to the trial as the correspondent for New Yorker magazine, and is surprised to discover that the defendant isn’t in fact a monster or a criminal genius, but merely a run-of-the-mill bureaucrat.

5 Awards and 17 nominations  in International Film Festivals.

Cast: Hannah Arendt: Barbara Sukowa, Heinrich Blücher: Axel Milberg, Mary McCarthy: Janet McTeer, Lotte Köhler: Julia Jentsch, Hans Jonas: Ulrich Noethen, Kurt Blumenfeld: Michael Degen, Charlotte Beradt: Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Martin Heidegger: Klaus Pohl, William Shawn: Nicholas Woodeson.

A biographical feature film about the philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), focusing especially on her observations and analysis of Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem. Condensed into a dynamically narrated portrait of an exceptional 20th century intellectual, the film also impresses with its intimate portrayal of the New York milieu of German-Jewish immigrants in the early 1960s.

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