Hannah Arendt

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Hannah Arendt
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Zeitgeist Films
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1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Title from container.
DVD release of the 2012 motion picture.
Special features: Q&A with director Margarethe von Trotta, screenwriter Pam Katz, actresses Barbara Sukowa and Janet McTeer and advisor Jerome Kohn ; making-of ; deleted scenes ; U.S. theatrical trailer ; 20-page booklet with essays, historical bios and a timeline.
Director of photography, Caroline Champetier ; music, Andre Mergenthaler ; editor, Bettine Böhler.
A brilliant biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. 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 for thought into dramatic cinema.
MPAA rating: Not rated ; OFRB Rating: PG; parental guidance advised.
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Zeitgeist Films ; produced by Bettina Brokemper, Johannes Rexin ; written by Margarethe von Trotta, Pamela Katz ; directed by Margarethe von Trotta
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