About the film
holocaust (shoah) nazi jerusalem, israel magazine biography trial woman director eichmann philosopher
Release Date: September 11, 2012
|Slogan||:||«Her ideas changed the world»|
|Production Companies||:||MACT Productions, Les Productions de l'Amour Fou, Heimatfilm, ARD|
|Director||:||Margarethe von Trotta|
|Writers||:||Margarethe von Trotta, Pamela Katz|
HANNAH ARENDT is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever heard before. Her work instantly provokes a furious scandal, and Arendt stands strong as she is attacked by friends and foes alike. But as the German-Jewish émigré also struggles to suppress her own painful associations with the past, the film exposes her beguiling blend of arrogance and vulnerability — revealing a soul defined and derailed by exile.