Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less, a young Israeli Police Officer, of his past as the architect of ... See full summary »
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Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less, a young Israeli Police Officer, of his past as the architect of Hitler's plan for the final solution. Captured by intelligence operatives in Argentina, 15 years after World War II, Eichmann (Kretschmann), the World's most wanted man, must be broken down and the truth unveiled. As the world waits, two men must confront each other in a battle of wills- the result of which will change a nation forever. Written by
The movie is largely based on the 1983 book 'Eichmann's Interrogated,' which contains the core of the 275 hours of pre-trial questioning of Eichmann by German-born, Israeli police officer Less, Avner W. whose actual voice is heard over the final credits. See more »
Adolf Eichmann's uniform shows the SS Runes patch. Eichmann's dept RSHA Referat IV B4 was under Reinhard Heydrich and the SD Security Service. The right collar patch on his uniform should be solid black with an SD diamond patch on his bottom left jacket sleeve. Pre-1934 he wore the standard SS officer uniform with the SS Runes. But not after 1934 when he started working for RSHA Referat IV B4 dept and the SD. See more »
[''Eichmann and the Baroness are making out. Eichmann boasts about the number of Jews he has ordered to their deaths throughout Europe as "sex talk"'']
Your ancestor would have approved my modern victory against the Orients. In six months I cleansed Vienna of every Jew.
Baroness Ingrid von Ihama:
You don't go far enough... while you can.
I don't go far enough?
Baroness Ingrid von Ihama:
Out of 900,000 Hungarian Jews you have killed only half a million. You're careless. You let them slip through your fingers.
Poland - three million Jews. Today none ...
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This acceptable biopic deals basically with the pretrial interrogation of Adolf Eichmann after he was captured in Argentina and brought to Israel. In the interrogation, he insists his role in the Holocaust was minor, just a sort of transport commissioner who has to make sure the different prisoners arrive on time at each concentration camp. This is contrasted with flashbacks from Eichmann during World War II, showing him directly in charge of the extermination of Jews. His main interrogator is a police captain, and the movie shows some of his background, how his role affects his family life, etc. German actor Thomas Kretschmann, who has made a career of playing Nazi officers (in Downfall, Stalingrad and Valkyrie, for instance) is very good as the Nazi criminal. So is Troy Garity playing the Israeli detective. Maybe the movie would have benefited from a larger scope it includes nothing of Eichmann during the trial itself, very few about his life in Argentina, his capture is dealt in just one quick scene. And there were a few scenes that sounded false to me. For example, Eichmann is seen making love to a Hungarian mistress during the war and to get her hot he tells her the amounts of people he ordered killed. Or in another scene the same lady dares Eichmann to kill a baby. Maybe it really happened but the way it is portrayed in the movie sounded downright false and tasteless to me. These few objections aside, this is not a bad film.
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