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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Barbara Sukowa
Axel Milberg
Janet McTeer
Nicholas Woodeson
Directors
Margarethe Von Trotta
Screenwriters
Pam Katz
Margarethe Von Trotta
Running Time
113 minutes

Hannah Arendt
Biopic of the New Yorker writer


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Hannah Arendt

Plot
A biopic of Hannah Arendt (Sukowa), a German Jew and Holocaust survivor assigned to cover the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961. But the conclusions see draws soon bring her into conflict with friends and colleagues alike.


Verdict
There's plenty of zip and vibrancy in this account of Arendt and the Eichmann trial, but it gravely underestimates its audience's stomach for complexity.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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