HER IDEAS CHANGED THE WORLD.
In 1961, philosopher and writer Hannah Arendt (Barbara Sukowa) is covering the Adolf Eichmann trial in Israel for the New Yorker, but doesn’t realize that her thoughts on the actions of Jewish leaders during the Holocaust will create a scandal… Margarethe von Trotta has depicted women in political dramas before and here she reunites with Sukowa who once played Rosa Luxemburg for her. The film shows us how Arendt came up with her famous and constantly relevant concept of the ”banality of evil”. Very talky, but in a natural and engaging way; on the whole the film is far from special, but Sukowa is excellent as the stubborn, brilliant Arendt.
2013-Germany-Luxembourg-France. 113 min. Color. Directed by Margarethe von Trotta. Screenplay: Margarethe von Trotta, Pamela Katz. Cast: Barbara Sukowa (Hannah Arendt), Janet McTeer (Mary McCarthy), Axel Milberg (Heinrich Blücher), Klaus Pohl, Nicholas Woodeson, Julia Jentsch.