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Margarethe von Trotta
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In the award-winning Hannah Arendt, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for a brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann - 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 beautifully 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, Nicholas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 66
- Fresh: 58
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [Barbara Sukowa] invests Arendt with a steely fury, but the film, set during and after the 1961 trial of ex--Nazi official Adolf Eichmann, has an entertaining cocktail-banter superficiality.
Fresh: Balanced portrayal, makes a persuasive case that Arendt was a valuable voice, whose dedicated work in trying to unravel the causes of Europe's moral collapse was worthy of study and consideration.
Fresh: Like A Hidden Method, David Cronenberg's drama about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, Hannah Arendt takes seriously the life of the mind.
Fresh: Barbara Sukowa delivers a beautifully modulated performance, showing the rigor of Arendt's thought and convictions while revealing the contours of a passionate woman with complex relationships.
One of the best ever!
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I was completely spellbound. The acting was superb. There wasn’t a weak character portrayed in the entire film. I was so moved by the movie that I bought Arendt’s book on totalitarianism. She was an intellectual giant and this film is a great tribute to her life.
Good, Thoughtful Movie
This is a well done, well crafted movie. Gives a great insight into Hannah Arendt's classic phrase - "The Banality of Evil". The only criticism - the amount of smoking that is portrayed is almost disturbing. Minor carp, I concede.
Hannah Arendt is superb
Wonderfully acted, compelling. Watch it with someone, you will want to discuss it after
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2013
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