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Hannah Arendt / Heimat Film ; directed by Margarethe von Trotta ; screenplay by Pam Katz, Margarethe von Trotta ; produced by Bettine Brokemper, Johannes Rexin = Regie, Margarethe von Trotta ; Drehbuch, Pam Katz, Margarethe von Trotta ; Producenten, Bettine Brokemper, Johannes Rexin.

Publication | Library Call Number: DVD-1031

A biopic of Hannah Arendt, the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker, controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils, introduced her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil." Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, the director von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. An Official Selection at the Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt also co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy--adapted from the from Zeitgeist Films web page.

Online resource
New York : Zeitgeist Films, [2012]
Record last modified: 2013-12-04 12:45:00
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