1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ( p. : ill. (some col.) ; 15 cm).
Based on true events.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Special features: Q&A with director Margarethe von Trotta, screenwriter Pam Katz, actresses Barbara Sukowa and Janet McTeer, and advisor Jerome Kohn; making-of documentary; deleted scenes; U.S. theatrical trailer; 20-pages booklet with essays, historical bios, and a timeline.
Cinematographer: Caroline Champetier; composer: Andre Mergenthaler.
Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch, Ulrich Noethen, Michael Degen, Nicholas Woodeson, Klaus Pohl.
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.