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Plot Summary
Writer and philosopher Hannah Arendt (Barbara Sukowa) goes to Israel to cover Adolf Eichmann's war-crimes trial for The New Yorker magazine.

Cast: Barbara Sukowa , Axel Milberg , Janet McTeer , Julia Jentsch , Ulrich Noethen , Michael Degen , Megan Gay , Nicholas Woodeson

Director: Margarethe von Trotta

Genres: Docudrama

Distributor: Zeitgeist

Hannah Arendt (2012)

Release Date: May 29th, 2013|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • Von Trotta seems to borrow some of her subject’s haughty disdain for compromise in a serviceable script that does the job of telling us who Hannah Arendt was like a good pair of solid, gray walking shoes; there’s nothing fancy or modern to distract from the portrait of one of the most important thinkers of the century. show more

  • Hannah Arendt takes seriously the life of the mind. show more

  • En route, despite some clumsy exposition and the reduction of heavyweights like Mary McCarthy and William Shawn to fifth-business caricatures, the film does manage one impressive intellectual achievement of its own: rescuing that “banality of evil” phrase from the banal cliché it’s become and, by providing the full and daring context, giving it real meaning again. show more

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  • June 27, 2013 lgjhere1
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    Lovely movie withs some rough spots due to foreign accents speaking English. Her argument for defending what she did wouldn't pass a high school debate class...needed more details.

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