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Hannah Arendt

Director(s): Margarethe von Trotta
Heimatfilm (DE), MACT Productions (FR), Metro Communications (IL)
Script: Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta
Year: 2013
Form: FICTION - Feature film
Genre: Drama
Original version: German, English
Running time: 113'
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NY 1960. When the world-famous philosopher Hannah Arendt hears about the capture of Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann, she decides to travel to Jerusalem to report on his trial for 'The New Yorker'. Her friends warn her to stay but she wants to confront herself with the past, having survived a concentration camp herself. When she publishes her articles and coins the term 'banality of evil', a global outcry of indignation is the result. Most of the world sees Eichmann as a monster and is appalled at Arendt's unemotional approach and interpretation of history. Her life, name and reputation are under threat.


Barbara Sukowa
Janet McTeer
Axel Milberg
Julia Jentsch
Ulrich Noethen
Michael Degen
Klaus Pohl
Sascha Ley
Patrick Hastert
Germain Wagner
Tom Leick-Burns
Marie Jung
Pitt Simon
Leila Schaus
Nilton Martins
Gilbert Johnston
Alexandre Hornbeck
Clyde Prescod


Camera: Caroline Champetier

Editing: Bettina Böhler

Sound: Michael Busch

Production design: Volker Schäfer

Costume design: Frauke Firl

Music : André Mergenthaler

Stills Photographer : Véronique Kolber

Puller: Carlo Thiel

Grip: Jean-Francois Roqueplo

Property master : Sasha Milutinovic

Line Producer: Sascha Verhey, Rüdiger Jordan, Mickey Rabinovich

Production Manager: André Fetzer

Unit Manager: Philipp Reimer, Laura Einmahl

Nominations & Awards

. 'Lëtzbuerger Filmpräis 2014' - Price for the best fiction coproduction
. Bavarian Film Awards 2013 - Best Actress for Barabara Sukowa
. Chlotrudis Awards 2014 - Best Actress for Barabara Sukowa
. European Film Awards 2013 - Best Actress for Barabara Sukowa
. Gaudí Awards 2014 - Best European Film - Margarethe von Trotta
. German Film Awards 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Barbara Sukowa
. Valladolid International Film Festival 2012 - Best Film - Margarethe von Trotta

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