Hannah Arendt Poster

Release Date: May 29th, 2013

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

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

Production Co: Heimatfilm, MACT Productions, Transfax Film Productions, Sienna Films Inc.

Distributors: Zeitgeist

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • 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

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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com