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(Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level)
Germany, 2013, color, 100 min., German with English subtitles, Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Hannah Arendt is an observer at Adolf Eichmann’s trial. She is expecting to be confronted with a monster. Instead, she is faced with a banal bureaucrat. This reflective portrait of a brave and determined woman, the philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), focuses especially on her observations and analysis of Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem. Condensed into a dynamically narrated portrait of an exceptional 20th century intellectual, the film also impresses with its intimate portrayal of the New York milieu of German-Jewish immigrants in the early 1960s.