Hannah Arendt
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 1Mon, Sep 30, 2013 4:30 PM Event Date Passed
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2Wed, Oct 2, 2013 2:00 PM Event Date Passed
Oriental Theatre Screen 2Mon, Oct 7, 2013 4:45 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Passport: Germany (Presented by Marianne & Sheldon Lubar; Media Sponsor: Milwaukee Magazine)
Runtime:113 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:Germany
Original Language:German
Subtitles:German with English subtitles
Community Partners:Philosophy Club at UWM
People’s Books Cooperative
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Margarethe von Trotta
Cast:Barbara Sukowa
Janet McTeer
Axel Milberg
Julia Jensch
Ulrich Noethen
Producer:Bettina Brokemper
Johannes Rexin
Screenwriter:Pamela Katz
Margarethe von Trotta
Cinematographer:Caroline Champetier
Editor:Bettina Böhler
This intelligent and powerful biopic follows the most memorable and controversial moment in the life of German-Jewish political philosopher Hannah Arendt, whose series of "New Yorker" articles surrounding the 1961 Eichmann trial introduced her now-famous "banality of evil" concept and won her plaudits and condemnation alike the world over. Esteemed German director Margarethe von Trotta nimbly intercuts real trial footage into her dramatization, managing the herculean feat of making the inner life of an intellectual both honest and cinematically engrossing. Barbara Sukowa's magnetic lead performance centers the film, capturing the massive humanity and intellect behind the name.