Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Deutschland / Frankreich / Israel 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

In April 1961 the German-Jewish political philosopher Hannah Arendt left her New York exile for Jerusalem to report on the Adolf Eichmann trial for The New Yorker. She is determined to a direct confrontation with those people whose behavior under the Nazi regime she wants to understand. When Arendt's articles appear they unleash a worldwide wave of out rage. She sees Eichmann not as the monster world opinion does, but recognizes him as a pen-pushing killer who wanted to carry out his task to the best of his ability and feels no guilt because he was merely following orders.

For her, Eichmann was the embodiment of the "banality of evil", a phrase that resounds to this very day. "The trouble with Eichmann," Arendt wrote, "was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together."

Arendt's courageous perception has international consequences. She is despised, vilified, loses lifelong friends. She maintains, however, her consistent posture, seeking to understand, even if that means "thinking till it hurts."

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Margarethe von Trotta
Screenplay:Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta
Director of photography:Caroline Champetier
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Music:André Mergenthaler
  
Cast: 
Barbara SukowaHannah Arendt
Axel MilbergHeinrich Blücher
Janet McTeerMary McCarthy
Julia JentschLotte Köhler
Ulrich NoethenHans Jonas
Michael DegenKurt Blumenfeld
Victoria TrauttmansdorffCharlotte Beradt
Harvey FriedmanThomas Miller
Megan GayFrances Wells
Joel KirbyLionel Abel
Klaus Dieter PohlMartin Heidegger
Nicholas WoodesonWilliam Shawn
Sascha LeyLore Jonas
Friederike Bechtjunge Hannah Arendt
Tom LeickJonathan Schell
Matthias BundschuhNorman Podhoretz
  
Production company:Heimatfilm GmbH + Co KG (Köln)
Producer:Bettina Brokemper, Johannes Rexin

All Credits

Director:Margarethe von Trotta
Assistant director:Corinne Le Hong, Marcel Just
Script supervisor:Silke Christina Engler
Screenplay:Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta
Director of photography:Caroline Champetier
Assistant camera:Carlo Thiel, Sebastian Volk
2nd Camera unit:Tobias Klauke
Steadycam operator:Robert Patzelt, Thomas Korda
Lighting design:Klaus Peter Venn
Gaffer:Stefan Grabner
Production design:Volker Schäfer
Art director:Anja Fromm
Set dresser:Barbara Hartwich, Oliver Koch
Set design:Petra Klimek (Set Decorator)
Drawings:Petra Maria Wirth
Property master:Daniel Kolarov
Stand-by props:Milutinovic Sacha
Make-up artist:Astrid Weber, Nadia Homri, Antje Bockeloh
Costume design:Frauke Firl
Costumes:Sarah Wüthrich
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Sound editor:Pia Dumont, Rainer Heesch (Dialoge)
Sound design:Greg Vittore
Sound:Michael Busch
Sound assistant:Oliver Held
Audio mixing:Michael Kranz
Special effects:Thomas Loeder
Casting:Susanne Ritter
Music:André Mergenthaler
  
Cast: 
Barbara SukowaHannah Arendt
Axel MilbergHeinrich Blücher
Janet McTeerMary McCarthy
Julia JentschLotte Köhler
Ulrich NoethenHans Jonas
Michael DegenKurt Blumenfeld
Victoria TrauttmansdorffCharlotte Beradt
Harvey FriedmanThomas Miller
Megan GayFrances Wells
Joel KirbyLionel Abel
Klaus Dieter PohlMartin Heidegger
Nicholas WoodesonWilliam Shawn
Sascha LeyLore Jonas
Friederike Bechtjunge Hannah Arendt
Tom LeickJonathan Schell
Matthias BundschuhNorman Podhoretz
  
Production company:Heimatfilm GmbH + Co KG (Köln)
in co-production with:Amour Fou Luxembourg (Luxemburg), MACT Productions S.A. (Paris), Metro Communications (Tel Aviv), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), ARD Degeto Film (Frankfurt am Main), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München)
Producer:Bettina Brokemper, Johannes Rexin
Co-Producer:Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, David Silber
Producer (TV):Michael André
Line producer:Rüdiger Jordan
Line producer:Sascha Verhey
Unit production manager:André Fetzer
Location manager:Laura Einmahl, Christiane Zietzer (Motiv), Christian Pannrucker (Motiv), Sven Rosenkranz (Set)
Production coordinator:Maria Herpich
Post-production:Niko Remus
Shoot:16.10.2011-17.12.2011: Köln und Umgebung, Luxemburg, Israel , New York
Original distributor:NFP Marketing & Distribution (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg), Film Fund Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) (Paris), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel), Israel Film Fund (Tel Aviv), Jerusalem Film Fund (Jerusalem)
Length:113 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.09.2012, 134683, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 10.01.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Hannah Arendt

Versions

Original

Length:113 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.09.2012, 134683, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 10.01.2013
 

Awards

Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2013
Gilde Filmpreis, Bester Film national
 
Deutscher Filmpreis 2013
Lola, Beste darstellerische Leistung - weibliche Hauptrolle
Lola, Bester Spielfilm in Silber
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2013
Beste Darstellerin
 
FBW 2012
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll