#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1961, the noted German-American philosopher, Hannah Arendt, gets to report on the trial of the notorious Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann. While observing the legal proceedings, the Holocaust survivor concludes that Eichmann was not a simple monster, but an ordinary man who had thoughtlessly buried his conscience through his obedience to the Nazi regime and its ideology. Arendt’s expansion of this idea, presented in the articles for “New Yorker”, would create the concept of “the banality of evil” that she thought even sucked in some Jewish leaders of the era into unwittingly participating in the Holocaust. The result is a bitter public controversy in which Arendt is accused of blaming the Holocaust’s victims. Now that strong willed intellectual is forced to defend her daringly innovative ideas about moral complexity in a struggle that will exact a heavy personal cost.
Plot: HANNAH ARENDT is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever heard before. Her work instantly provokes a furious scandal, and Arendt stands strong as she is attacked by friends and foes alike. But as the German-Jewish émigré also struggles to suppress her own painful associations with the past, the film exposes her beguiling blend of arrogance and vulnerability — revealing a soul defined and derailed by exile.
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Evil has an ordinary face
This is a fascinating look at Hanna Arendt, a German-American philosopher who in 1961 reported on the trial of Adolf Eichmann for the New Yorker. A huge controversy erupted.
Arendt left Germany in 1933 for France, but when Germany invaded France, she found herself in a detention camp. When the film begins, she is a happily married woman with friends such as the writer Mary McCarthy, and she is a professor at, among other places, the New School in New York City.
Hanna is very excited about covering the trial, but her husband, Heinrich, is afraid it will take her back to those dark days.
While observing Eichmann, Arendt is struck by the fact that he was an ordinary man with nothing special about him. This causes her to think about the nature of evil itself. She decides that he’s not a monster but a person who suppressed his conscience in order to be obedient to the Nazis. She thus created the concept of the “banality of evil.”
She believed also that some Jewish leaders at the time had fallen into this trap and unwittingly participated in the Holocaust. Her critics failed to understand her meaning.
In some camps, her New Yorker articles were not well received, as she was seen as a heartless turncoat who blamed the victims. Hanna has to defend her ideas, and the price she pays for them is high.
Barbara Sukowa does a magnificent job as Arendt, showing the woman’s brilliance, courage, affection for friends and family, and hurt when some people she loved turned against her.
It’s surprising that she was met with as much disdain as she was — but Arendt did not believe in blind adoration of any group. She took people on an individual basis.
As far as the banality of evil, evil has always had the ordinary face of people sitting back and doing what they’re told. Or, as Martin Luther King said, doing nothing. I’m sure many of us have experienced this in the workplace — I know I did. It’s then that you realize the true nature of most people. Everyone can say they have ethics – but do they have ethnics when they stand to lose something?
Beautifully directed by Margarethe von Trotta, who also co-wrote the screenplay. A difficult subject made clear, a complicated woman understandable — no small feat. A thought-provoking film.
What is the role of an intellectual in an increasingly anti-intellectual world? In a world of uncontrolled and under-analyzed displays of emotion, room for an intellectual, even more so for a political philosopher, is getting smaller and smaller. Hannah Arendt’s thesis about banality of evil stirred the world. Perhaps because it is more terrifying to see the potential for evil in benign looking individuals than in larger than life monsters. It seems almost that we are more comfortable with childhood ogres that are hiding under our beds. If evil could be anywhere or present in anybody, can we ever be safe? Brilliant film-making, a taught provoking masterpiece in unthinkable times.
Original Language de
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Margarethe von Trotta
Writer Pamela Katz (screenplay), Margarethe von Trotta (screenplay)
Actors Barbara Sukowa, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch, Axel Milberg
Country Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Awards 6 wins & 17 nominations.
Production Company Transfax Film Productions, Heimatfilm, Sienna Films Inc., MACT Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic
Laboratory ARRI Munich, Germany, Cine Block Köln, Germany (film service), Farbkult, Germany (on-line rushes), Film & Sicherheitsservice Andermann, Germany (film services)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format DCP