Hannah Arendt France, Germany, Luxembourg 2012 – 113min.

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Hannah Arendt


Captured by the Mossad in Argentina in 1960, Nazi Adolf Eichmann, responsible for the emigration of Jews starting in 1935 and then their mass deportation to extermination camps, appears in Jerusalem in front of an ad hoc tribunal to stand trial for his horrific acts. Hannah Arendt, German philosopher and political theorist, a Jewish refugee living, writing and teaching in the US, attends the trial as a reporter for The New Yorker. But, far from the monster she expected, she discovers a petty bureaucrat who claims he was just following orders and who pleads not guilty. Back in New York, she debates the issue with her close confidants and takes two years to write «Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil». Its publication causes a scandal...

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German Switzerland: 17. January 2013

Romandie: 5. June 2013

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11 years ago

Fascinating character and topic - but somehow doesn't work as a film.


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