Hannah Arendt (2012)

Director
Margarethe von Trotta

Main cast
Janet McTeer; Julia Jentsch; Nicholas Woodeson; Barbara Sukowa; Ulrich Noethen

Genres
Drama

Description
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.


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