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Margarethe von Trotta, 2012
Germany | German & English with English Subtitles | 110 minutes
Closing Night! New York Premiere!
Star Barbara Sukowa and screenwriter Pam Katz in person!
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This biopic covers a tumultuous four-year period in the life of the great philosopher and writer Hannah Arendt (brilliantly played by Barbara Sukowa). The film starts in New York at the New School, where Arendt taught after having escaped from a French detention camp, and moves on to Jerusalem, where she covered the trial of Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker. The German director Margarethe von Trotta (Rosa Luxemburg, Rosenstrasse) makes stirring drama of the backlash against Arendt’s writing about the trial and her “banality of evil” theory. Co-starring Janet McTeer as bestselling author and Arendt confident Mary McCarthy.