HANNAH ARENDT

HANNAH ARENDT

The sensational trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961 is given non-sensationalist coverage in The New Yorker by German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt (von Trotta) and sparks vehement debate and even accusations of disloyalty. Arendt marshals her prodigious intellect to show to the world that heinous acts are committed by normal people given the right circumstances.  Favourite von Trotta collaborator Barbara Sukowa captures the charismatic power of Arendt’s warm and curious intellect. “It was as though in those last minutes he was summing up the lessons that this long course in human wickedness had taught us - the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil.” [Hannah Arendt] (CA)

HANNAH ARENDT

  • Director: Margarethe von Trotta
  • Year: 2012
  • Run Time: 113 mins
  • Country: Germany/Luxembourg/France