Best Actress
German Film Awards
Outstanding Feature Film
German Film Awards
My only real problem with “Hannah Arendt” is that it’s not a mini-series...the movie turns ideas into the best kind of entertainment.
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Hannah Arendt

The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker -- controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils -- introduced her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil." Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion of thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. An Official Selection at the Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt also co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 7.20.13 - 7.27.13
Music Hall, 6.28.13 - 7.18.13
Claremont 5, 6.08.13 - 6.16.13
Royal, 6.07.13 - 6.27.13
Playhouse 7, 6.07.13 - 6.27.13
Town Center 5, 6.07.13 - 6.27.13
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Web Site: http://www.zeitgei...
Runtime: 109 min
Language: English, German

  • Winner, Best Actress, German Film Awards
  • Winner, Outstanding Feature Film, German Film Awards
FEATURED REVIEW: Andrew O'Hehir,Salon.com
In the early 1960s version of social media – the New York cocktail party – Hannah Arendt was the very hottest of trending topics, and subject to much the same kind of distortion, misapprehension and groupthink we so often encounter today. German filmmaker Margarethe von T...