Hannah Arendt

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The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg, Marianne and Juliane) for her brilliant new biopic of Hannah Arendt, the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Sukowa gives a mesmerizing, unforgettable performance in this thought-provoking drama. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann for 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 beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into dramatic, engrossing cinema. Hannah Arendt also stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher and one-time lover Martin Heidegger, Axel Milberg as Hannah's loving but concerned husband, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) as her friend, novelist Mary McCarthy. (Partially subtitled)


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