During the year 1961, the influential German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt reported for the New Yorker magazine on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Her articles introducing her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil" triggered off an unprecedented controversy. Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, Margarethe von Trotta turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive dramatic cinema.
Starring Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer
Director Margarethe von Trotta