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Hannah Arendt 2012 123movies

Hannah Arendt 2012 123movies

Her ideas changed the worldSep. 11, 2012113 Min.
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Watch: Hannah Arendt 2012 123movies, Full Movie Online – In 1961, the noted German-American philosopher of Jewish origin, Hannah Arendt, gets to report on the trial of the notorious Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann. While observing the legal proceedings, Arendt concludes that Eichmann was not a 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 her articles for ‘The New Yorker’, would create her 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 ideas 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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7.1/10 Votes: 11,466
88% | RottenTomatoes
69/100 | MetaCritic
N/A Votes: 232 Popularity: 7.946 | TMDB

Reviews:

Chilling Vision of the Way Evil Can Pervade a Society
Other reviewers have questioned the historical accuracy of Margarethe von Trotta’s portrayal of Hannah Arendt (Barbara Sukowa) and her opinion of the Jewish leaders as expressed in her NEW YORKER articles on the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961.

As a piece of film-making, however, HANNAH ARENDT grabs the attention and does not let go throughout its 113-minute running- time. As portrayed by Sukowa, Arendt comes across as a forthright person, not frightened of expressing her opinions and responding to any intellectual challenges from close friends such as Kurt Blumenfeld (Michael Degen). Yet beneath that tough surface lurks a profoundly disillusioned person, as she discovers to her cost that her great teacher and mentor Martin Heidegger (Klaus Pohl) does not practice what he preaches. Although insistent on reinforcing the distinction between “reason” and “passion,” Heidegger takes the “passionate” decision to associate himself with the Nazi party, and thereby embraces their totalitarian values. Like Eichmnann himself, he chooses not to “think” but to commit himself to an ideology that actively discourages individual thought.

The sense of shock and disillusion Arendt experiences inevitably colors her view of the Eichmann trial. Director von Trotta includes several close-ups of her sitting in the press-room listening to the testimony of Eichmann, his accusers and the witnesses, a quizzical expression on her face, as if she cannot quite make sense of what she hears. She cannot condemn Eichmann, because he has simply followed Heidegger’s course of action.

Once the articles have been published, Arendt experiences an almost unprecedented campaign of vilification. Although she is given a climactic scene where she defends herself in front of her students (and her accusers within the university faculty), we get the sense that she is only doing so on the basis of abstractions; her personal feelings are somehow disengaged. She is far more affected when her one-time close friend Hans Jonas (Ulrich Noethen) vows never to talk to her again on account of her views. Philosophers might be able to make sense of the world, but they often neglect human relations.

Consequently our view of Arendt, as portrayed in this film, is profoundly ambivalent. While empathizing with her views about the banality of evil, which reduces people to automata as they claim they were only carrying out orders, even while being involved in atrocities, Arendt herself comes across as rather myopic, so preoccupied with her ideas that she has little or no clue about how they might affect those closest to her. It’s a wonder, therefore, that Mary McCarthy (Janet McTeer) chooses to stick with her through the worst of circumstances.

Ingeniously combining archive footage of the Eichmann trial with color re-enactments of what happened during that period, HANNAH ARENDT is a thought-provoking piece, even if we find it difficult to identify with the central character.

Review By: l_rawjalaurence
Missing history from “Hannah Arendt”
The film “Hannah Arendt” depicts an intriguing and contradictory intellectual but avoids examining the political core of the famous controversy it recounts. Arendt stirred a furor with her 1963 writings on the Israeli government’s trial in Jerusalem of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. She characterized Eichmann, who had organized the transport of European Jews to the death camps, as a banal bureaucrat rather than a singular monster. She wrote that European Jewish leaders, too, were responsible, by administering submission to the Nazis when even futile resistance and chaos might have allowed more Jews to survive. The public attacks on Arendt are shown. She was pilloried, particularly by Jewish intellectuals, as an unfeeling Nazi sympathizer and self-hating Jew. The New School’s move to fire her is also enacted.

But the film, which shows Arendt as shocked to learn that she has hurt the feelings of many Jews, including long-time friends, does not reveal that she had broken with the Zionist leaders in 1942 when they called for a Jewish state rather than the bi-national Palestine she supported. The Zionists opposed measures to rescue Jews from the Nazis other than those that herded them to Palestine. They claimed, however, that their takeover of Palestine was all about saving Jews from a unique evil — a claim unchallenged by most liberals as well as the Stalinist left. Arendt’s analysis hit the Zionists’ guilty conscience and undermined the rationale for their nationalist project. The film ignores these crucial political elements, and presents Arendt’s strong defender and friend only as novelist “Mary” without disclosing that Mary McCarthy was an anti-Stalinist and anti-Zionist who called Zionism the “Jewish final solution.”

Director Margarethe von Trotta’s failure to explore this relevant history leaves her film interesting but superficial when it could have been brave and timely. Arendt’s famous topic, thoughtless compliance with evildoers in power, needs our attention today more than ever. Fifty years after the “Banality of Evil” controversy, U.S. liberals and progressives are blindly uncritical of a leader who spies on millions and remotely executes foreigners and citizens in the name of national security. A militarily mighty Zionist state is still free to massacre innocents, shielded by this unquestioned U.S. power and the old sacred cow that Israel is the only safe haven for Jews. Arendt might have had some juicy comments about the “banality of filmmaking.”

Rita Freed

Review By: freeds

Other Information:

Original Title Hannah Arendt
Release Date 2012-09-11
Release Year 2012

Original Language de
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 717205
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Margarethe von Trotta
Writer Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta
Actors Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer
Country Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Awards 6 wins & 18 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

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

Hannah Arendt 2012 123movies
Original title Hannah Arendt
TMDb Rating 6.95 232 votes

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