The Eichmann Show
The behind the scenes true life story of a ground breaking producer, Milton Fruchtman (Martin Freeman) and black listed TV director, Leo Hurwitz (Anthony LaPaglia), who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war’s most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann. He is accused of executing the Final Solution, and organising the murder of six million Jews. Filming at his trial in Jerusalem in 1961, their production becomes the world’s first ever global TV documentary series, the first time the horror of the camps has been heard directly from the mouths of its victims. Edited daily and broadcast in Germany, America, Israel, and 34 other countries, people faint when they see it on TV. Never before has there been such drama in the use of cameras, their positioning, or the revolutionary effect of operators being able to adjust frame and position to match subject and content. The extraordinary story of how the trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen has never been told.
Starring Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Front
Director Paul Andrew Williams