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Hannah Arendt

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Original title
Hannah Arendt
Year
Running time
113 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Pam Katz, Margarethe von Trotta
Music
André Mergenthaler
Cinematography
Caroline Champetier
Cast
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Producer
Heimatfilm
Genre
Drama | 1960s. Nazism. Holocaust. Based On A True Story
Official Site
http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/hannaharendt/
Synopsis / Plot
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. In the award-winning Hannah Arendt, director Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for a new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. An Official Selection at the Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt also co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy.
Awards
2012: German Film Awards: 2 Awards: Best Actress (Sukowa) and Best Film (Award in Silver). 6 nom.
2012: Valladolid International Film Festival - Seminci: Silver Spike
2012: Tokyo International Film Festival: Official Selection
2013: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Barbara Sukowa)
2013: Gaudí Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
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