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Hannah Arendt

Germany, Luxembourg

Running time


Rent 48h
3,99 €
New York, 1961. World-famous philosopher Hannah Arendt is thrilled when the reputable magazine 'The New Yorker' accepts her proposal to cover the trial of Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. With this piece of work she seeks for a last chance to confront herself with the past, having been interned in France and barely having escaped deportation to a concentration camp herself. When she publishes her articles and coins the term 'banality of evil', the result is a global outcry of indignation. Public opinion worldwide consider Eichmann a monster and is appalled by Arendt's unemotional approach and interpretation of history. Her life, name and reputation are threatenend. Defending her opinions with admirable courage, she refuses to be shaken by this bitter dispute even at the expense of personal friendships. Margarethe von Trotta's feature film is a stirring glimpse on the controversy caused by Arendt's uncompromising political thoughts and a portrait of an exceptional woman.
Themes Youth , Justice , Politics
Year of production 2012
VOD release date 01/04/2016
Cast Margarethe Von Trotta : • Margarethe Von Trotta : • Pamela Katz : • Caroline Champetier : • Greg Vittore : • Petra Klimek : • Frauke Firl : • Bettina Böhler : • André Mergenthaler : • Johannes Rexin : • Bettina Brokemper : • Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre : • Sophie Dulac : • Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu : • Bady Minck : • David Silber : • Michel Zana : • Barbara Sukowa : Hannah Arendt • Axel Milberg : Heinrich Blücher • Janet McTeer : Mary McCarthy • Julia Jentsch : Lotte Köhler • Ulrich Noethen : Hans Jonas • Michaël Degen : Kurt Blumenfeld • Nicholas Woodeson : William Shawn • Harvey Friedman : Thomas Miller • Megan Gay : Frances Wells • Victoria Trauttmansdorff : Charlotte Beradt • Friederike Becht : Hannah Arendt (Jeune) • Klaus Pohl : Martin Heidegger • Sascha Ley : Lore Jonas • Adolf Eichmann : Lui-même (Images d'archives)
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