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.
Margarethe von Trotta
Nicholas Woodeson, Friederike Becht, Michael Degen, Claire Johnston, Leila Schaus, Gilbert Johnston, Julia Jentsch, Janet McTeer, Axel Milberg, Barbara Sukowa, Ulrich Noethen, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Klaus Pohl
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.