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Margarethe von Trotta (screenplay)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Barbara Sukowa ... Hannah Arendt

Janet McTeer ... Mary McCarthy

Julia Jentsch ... Lotte Köhler
Axel Milberg ... Heinrich Blücher
Timothy Lone ... News Speaker

Megan Gay ... Francis Wells

Nicholas Woodeson ... William Shawn

Tom Leick ... Jonathan Schell

Ulrich Noethen ... Hans Jonas

Nilton Martins ... Student Enrico
Leila Schaus ... Student Laureen

Harvey Friedman ... Thomas Miller
Victoria Trauttmansdorff ... Charlotte Beradt

Sascha Ley ... Lore Jonas
Friederike Becht ... Young Hannah Arendt
Fridolin Meinl ... Young Hans Jonas
Michael Degen ... Kurt Blumenfeld
Shoshana Shani-Lavie ... Jenny Blumenfeld
Eliana Schejter ... Rahel Blumenfeld
Pini Tavger ... Rafael Blumenfeld
Patrick Hastert ... Franz Bruckner
Gad Kaynar ... Jeckes
Clyde Prescod ... Freddy
Klaus Pohl ... Martin Heidegger
Pitt Simon ... Student Peter
Marie Jung ... Elisabeth
Matthias Bundschuh ... Norman

Claire Johnston ... Mrs. Serkin (as Claire Johnston-Cauldwell)
Ralph Morgenstern ... Moderator
Germain Wagner ... Sigfried Moses
Gilbert Johnston ... Professor Kahn (as Gilbert K. Johnston)
Alexander Tschernek ... Professor
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Joel Kirby ... Lionel Abel
Adolf Eichmann ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gideon Hausner ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Margarethe von Trotta 
 
Writing credits
Pam Katz (screenplay) &
Margarethe von Trotta (screenplay)

Produced by
Cornelia Ackers .... commissioning editor
Michael André .... commissioning editor
Bettina Brokemper .... producer
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre .... co-producer
Sophie Dulac .... co-producer
Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu .... co-producer
Rüdiger Jordan .... line producer
Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan .... commissioning editor
Bady Minck .... co-producer
Micki Rabinovich .... line producer: Israel (as Micky Rabinovitz)
Johannes Rexin .... producer
Sabine Schenk .... line producer: New York
David Silber .... co-producer
Birgit Titze .... commissioning editor
Sascha Verhey .... line producer
Michel Zana .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
André Mergenthaler 
 
Cinematography by
Caroline Champetier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bettina Böhler 
 
Casting by
Susanne Ritter 
 
Production Design by
Volker Schäfer  (as Volker Schaefer)
 
Art Direction by
Anja Fromm 
 
Set Decoration by
Petra Klimek 
 
Costume Design by
Frauke Firl 
 
Makeup Department
Bar Barak .... additional makeup artist: Israel
Antje Bockeloh .... hair stylist
Antje Bockeloh .... makeup artist
Carmit Buzaglo .... additional makeup artist: Israel
Dorit Cohen .... additional makeup artist: Israel
Sigalit Grau .... additional makeup artist: Israel
Nadia Homri .... second hair stylist
Nadia Homri .... second makeup artist
Carla Hovenbitzer .... additional hair stylist
Carla Hovenbitzer .... additional makeup artist
Ziv Katanov .... makeup artist: Israel
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wigs
Olga Mataisan .... hair stylist: Israel
Sabine May .... additional hair stylist
Sabine May .... additional makeup artist
Lisa Meier .... additional hair stylist
Lisa Meier .... additional makeup artist
Katrin Paas .... additional hair stylist
Katrin Paas .... additional makeup artist
Leila Schumacher .... additional hair stylist
Leila Schumacher .... additional makeup artist
Katrin Silbernagel .... additional hair stylist
Katrin Silbernagel .... additional makeup artist
Karen Ben Simhom .... additional makeup artist: Israel
Maria Torfeld .... makeup artist: New York
Caroline Torschew .... additional hair stylist
Caroline Torschew .... additional makeup artist
Astrid Weber .... hair designer
Astrid Weber .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
André Fetzer .... production manager
Philipp Reimer .... unit manager
Niko Remus .... post-production supervisor
Laura Einmahl .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Diana Briant .... second assistant director
Ralph Eisenmann .... additional first assistant director (as Ralk Eisenmann)
Victoria Haen .... second second assistant director: Israel
Marcel Just .... first assistant director
Andreas Kutscher .... third assistant director
Corinne Le Hong .... additional first assistant director
Anne Esther Meyer .... assistant director trainee
Christian Musolff .... third assistant director
Eyal Oberwerger .... second assistant director: Israel
 
Art Department
Boris Bartholomäus .... construction manager
Lkaus Bienen .... stand-by carpenter
Paul Biwer .... stand-by props
Uli Boettcher .... set dresser
Angela Castro .... painter
Hughes de Maere .... carpenter (as Hugues de Maere)
Hannes Dücker .... set dresser
Tobias Dücker .... set dresser
Jenny Echelmeyer .... set dresser
Simon Empt .... set dresser
Mary Fellows .... art department consultant: New York (as Marry Fellow)
Thomas Ferrandis .... carpenter
Joachim Grundmann .... studio rigging
Frank Halbe .... construction coordinator
Barbara Hartwich .... set dresser
Jürgen Heinen .... construction
Beatrice Jansen .... assistant set decorator
Dorit Janssen .... graphics trainee
Nele Jordan .... assistant production designer
Franziska Kettmann .... art department trainee
Oliver Koch .... set dresser
Daniel Kolarov .... property master
Frinn Lorenz .... carpenter
Delphine Marconato .... painter trainee
Royi Marcos .... assistant art department: Israel
François Mast .... carpenter (as Francois Mast)
Sacha Milutinovic .... stand-by props
Gaby Mocaer .... painter (as Gabi Mocaer)
Bernd Nagel .... painter
Itzik Nofar .... construction coordinator: Israel
Chen Ohayon .... assistant set dresser: Israel
Simone Paintner .... painter
Alessandro Palestro .... assistant set decorator
Paddy Patterson .... carpenter
Daniel Peeck .... property handler
Daniel Peeck .... stand-by carpenter
Kim Reding .... painter
Achim Reimann .... painter
Walter Reinhard .... construction
Julie Ridremont .... painter
Luc Ridremont .... carpenter
Marc Ridremont .... painter
Kuli Sander .... art director: Israel (as Kuly Sander)
Lorenzo Sartor .... carpenter
Dieter Schmidt .... carpenter
Manolo Schor .... on-set props: Israel (as Manuel Schor)
Iftach Shapira .... assistant set dresser: Israel
Heike Steen .... additional props design
Uli Tegetmeier .... property designer
Ulrike Veit .... graphic designer
Fabian Verdeur .... painter
Christian Weber .... construction foreman
Arie Weiss .... property master: Israel
Gabriele Winzen .... chief painter (as Gabriele Wintzen)
Dominik Wipperfürth .... construction manager
Petra Maria Wirth .... draftswoman (as Petro-Maria Wirth)
Eli Zion .... set dresser: Israel
 
Sound Department
Adrian Baumeister .... dialogue editor
Michael Busch .... sound recordist
Yoav Damti .... boom operator: Israel
Dominic Fitzgerald .... foley editor (as Domenic Fitzgerald)
Günther Friedhoff .... adr recordist (as Günter Friedhoff)
Babette Fürbringer .... sound stage: Cine Postproduction Munich
Sebastian Gassner .... sound stage: Cine Postproduction Munich
Manfred Gläser .... sound stage: Cine Postproduction Munich
Rainer Heesch .... dialogue editor
Rainer Heesch .... supervising dialogue editor
Rainer Heesch .... supervising sound editor
Oliver Held .... boom operator
Andreas Hemberger .... sound stage: Cine Postproduction Munich (as Andi Hemberger)
Beatrix Hengefeld .... adr studio: FFS Synchron
Tatjana Jakob .... adr editor
Simone Jung .... additional boom operator
Jörg Kaiser .... boom operator
Michael Kranz .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Lüdemann .... adr supervisor
Stefan Maiss .... sound stage: Cine Postproduction Munich
Raoul Nadalet .... sound design consultant
Rudi Neuber .... sound stage: Cine Postproduction Munich
Roland Platz .... foley artist
Roland Platz .... foley editor
Laura Plock .... foley editor
Abi Schneider .... sound stage: Cine Postproduction Munich
Peter Schumann .... adr studio: FFS Synchron
Alon Shapira .... boom operator: Israel
Greg Vittore .... sound designer
Wolfi Müller .... sound stage assistant (uncredited)
Uwe Zillner .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Sebastian Demuth .... visual effects artist: Scope FX Cologne
Beatrix Herling .... visual effects artist: Scope FX Cologne
David Horbach .... visual effects: Espera Productions
Samuel Jørgensen .... visual effects artist: Scope FX Cologne (as Samuel Jorgensen)
Claude Kongs .... visual effects: Espera Productions
Thomas Loeder .... visual effects supervisor: Scope FX Cologne
Katja Müller .... additional visual effects: ARRI Munich
Raoul Nadalet .... visual effects: Espera Productions
Oliver Nikelowski .... visual effects artist: Scope FX Cologne
Paul Poetsch .... additional visual effects: ARRI Munich
Roger Richards .... visual effects artist: Scope FX Cologne
Arnold Sakowski .... visual effects producer: Scope FX Cologne
Andrea Theel .... visual effects artist: Scope FX Cologne
Dominik Trimborn .... additional visual effects: ARRI Munich
Jan Herms .... special visual effects unit (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ernst Reimann .... stunt coordinator
Evangelos Grecos .... stunt player (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gidon Albert .... additional electrician: Israel
Frédéric André .... camera equipment: TSF
Tom Ashuach .... best boy grip: Israel (as Tom Ashauch)
Matthias Baeumer .... best boy (as Matthias Bäumer)
Henning Battenfeld .... electrician assistant
Shimon Belfer .... gaffer: Israel (as Simon Belfer)
Liad Berger .... grip: Israel
Sezar Berger .... best boy: Israel (as Ceasar Birger)
James Carman .... plates photographer: New York
Nissim Chefetz .... additional grip: Israel
Alex Cohen .... additional electrician: Israel
Thierry de Segonzac .... camera equipment: TSF
Lior Etrogy .... additional grip: Israel (as Lior Etrogi)
Malki Firer .... video assistant: Israel
Sergei Franklin .... steadicam operator: New York
Hugo 'Lata' Gouveia .... additional electrician
Stefan Grabner .... electrician
Friedhelm Frett Holstein .... additional electrician (as Frett Holstein)
Christian Hölscher .... additional electrician
Daniel Kaluzshky .... additional grip: Israel (as Daniel Kaluzhsky)
Shlomo Kiper .... electrician: Israel
Vitalijus Kiselius .... additional electrician
Tobias Klauke .... second camera operator
Véronique Kolber .... still photographer
Olivier Koos .... electrician assistant
Michael Kopietz .... video assistant
Thomas Korda .... steadicam operator
Robert Lau .... second assistant camera: New York (as Rob Lau)
Knut Maier .... light/grip equipment: Maier Bros.
Philippe Manderscheid .... video assistant
Yana Mitnik .... additional electrician: Israel (as Yana Mitnick)
Eitan Mizrahi .... additional grip: Israel
David Moreira .... electrician assistant
Patrick Muller .... still photographer
Sandrine 'Alex' Neumüller .... additional electrician
Robert Patzelt .... steadicam operator
Thierry Ramanana .... best boy grip
Bruno Raquillet .... second assistant camera
Jean-François Roqueplo .... key grip
Marco Sales .... additional electrician
Claus Scheipers .... additional electrician
Arne Schriever .... additional grip
Amiram Snir .... additional electrician: Israel
Christian Stelling .... additional electrician
Carlo Thiel .... first assistant camera
Yves Philippe Jean Vaucher Antuña De Cocañin .... additional electrician
Grube Venn .... gaffer (as Klaus 'Grube' Venn)
Sebastian Volk .... camera: second unit
Robert Will .... video assistant
 
Casting Department
Yael Aviv .... casting: Israel
Colleen Blake .... casting: Luxembourg
John Hubbard .... casting
Ros Hubbard .... casting
Meredith Jacobson .... casting: New York (as Meredith Jacobsen)
Angi Peters .... extras casting
Diana Briant .... extras casting (uncredited)
Martin Ware .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Balti Arcadi .... additional wardrobe: Israel
Yaron Arye .... wardrobe: Israel
Ane Bremer .... wardrobe
Jennifer Bublitz .... costume trainee
Michal Dor .... wardrobe: Israel
Rona Doron .... costume designer: Israel
Nicole Duque-Hansmann .... second costume assistant
Ifat Kanfi .... additional wardrobe: Israel
Trü Kobusch .... costume assistant
Carolin Kopietz .... additional wardrobe
Anika Kranz .... additional wardrobe
Daniela Szczodrok .... costume trainee
Angela Wendt .... wardrobe consultant: New York
Sarah Wüthrich .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Linda Ellwanger .... film lab: ARRI Munich
Denis Faupel .... avid support
Erhard Giesen .... on-line rushes: Farbkult
Hans Hohenwarther .... film lab: ARRI Munich
Markus Klaff .... digital lab: ARRI Cologne
Christian Littmann .... film lab: ARRI Munich
Günther Mairiedl .... on-line editor
Dirk Meier .... digital colorgrading
Franz Rabl .... film lab: ARRI Munich (as Frans Rabi)
Angela Reedwisch .... film lab: ARRI Munich
Josef Reidinger .... film lab: ARRI Munich
Timon Relitzki .... avid support
Niko Remus .... digital rushes grading
Mark Russell .... assistant editor
Martin Schwertführer .... film lab: ARRI Munich
Undine Simmang .... edit suite: Cine Plus Cologne
Martin Sippel .... film lab: ARRI Munich
Sascha Stiller .... film lab: ARRI Munich
Beate Trathnigg .... film lab: ARRI Munich
Manfred Turek .... digital colorgrading
 
Transportation Department
Ilan Appel .... production driver: Israel
Robert Braun .... driver: props
Ralf Christiansen .... production driver
David Friedewald .... production driver
Marian Gallo .... production driver
Andrè Haskamp .... driver: props
Bernard Heider .... production driver
Evyatar Karavani .... production driver: Israel
Dominik Leurs .... production driver
Michael Roberts .... production driver
Rubey Star .... transportation manager: Israel (as Ruby Star)
Florian Wagner .... driver: props
Günter Warnke .... production driver
Eli Zion .... action vehicles: Israel
Nicolai Schah .... driver: props (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ayala Aroyo .... production assistant: Israel
Slonim Ashkenazi .... insurance broker
Eli Aspan .... accountant: Israel
Tanja Baum .... travel agent
Maria Bevacqua .... craft service
Manfred Breuersbrock .... historical research
Andreas Brey .... financing: DZBank
Nuno Fernando De Almeida Cardoso .... set runner (as Nuno Cardoso)
Gilda Cavazza .... production coordinator
Franck Celton .... accountant
Zvika Chen .... location manager: Israel (as Zvika Haen)
Zvika Chen .... location scout: Israel (as Zvika Haen)
Asli Ciyow .... production assistant
Marco Claude .... auditor: Grant Thornton Luxaudit
Christophe Clavert .... assistant to producers
Mario Filipe Cruz .... set runner (as Ma*aacute;rio Filipe Cruz)
Sandor Czirjak .... horse wrangler
Ohad Domb .... assistant location manager: Israel
Patrick Eaton .... production assistant: New York
Martin Eichhorn .... titles: PAQT
Silke Christina Engler .... script/continuity
Mirjam Erdem .... production assistant
Silke Erhan .... auditor: PWC Germany
Laura Ettel .... assistant to producers
Sara Fischer .... assistant to producers
Iftach Gabay .... camp manager: Israel (as Iftach Gabbay)
Amit Goodman .... camp worker: Israel
Franz Gossler .... insurance broker
Alain Gross .... legal advisor: Amour Fou
Spartek Hamis .... camp worker: Israel (as Spartak Hamis)
Maria Herpich .... production coordinator
Sascha Heyar .... set runner
Will Jackson .... production assistant: New York
Rüdiger Jordan .... location scout: Germany, Cinematic Places
Geraldine Jourdan .... assistant to producers (as Géraldine Jourdan-Blain)
Claudia Coreen Kaiser .... production controller
Michel Kasel .... insurance broker
Uria Kedem .... camp worker: Israel
Anya Kirzner .... water girl: Israel
Nina Kunze .... production trainee
Nina Kunze .... set runner
David Armati Lechner .... production assistant
Johannes Lehmann .... tax advisor
Steve Mannes .... location assistant
Rodolfo Mantovani .... set runner (as Rodolfo Mantovani Pazini)
Andra Maria Matresu .... assistant accountant
Marc Meyers .... financing: Banque Internationale a Luxembourg
Michael Naguib .... travel agent
Denis Nikolaev .... camp worker: Israel
Alfred Noll .... legal advisor: Amour Fou (as Alfred J. Noll)
Christian Pannrucker .... location manager
Christian Pannrucker .... location scout: Luxembourg
Heike Panzer .... craft service
Paulo Perreira .... security
Nuno Pimenta .... set runner (as Nino G. B. Pimenta)
Dirk Poppendieck .... legal advisor: Heimatfilm (as Dr. Dirk Poppendieck)
Sebastian Püttner .... assistant to producers
Oliver Rebling .... accountant
Jan Recht .... set assistant
Bob Reding .... location assistant (as Bob Luc Reding)
Nickolas Rodwell .... set runner
Sven Rosenkranz .... set manager
Karen Rudolph .... public relations: Germany
Pablo Sanchez .... tax advisor
Khalil Sarr .... security
Robert Schlungs .... assistant location manager
Sindy Schmeisser .... financing: DZ Bank
Lies Schumandl .... production controller
Evelyne Schweitzer .... production administrator
Sixt Shlomo .... car rental: Car Motion Service
Maria Sobecki-Grimm .... cook
Ute Springer .... public relations: Luxembourg
Laure Stachnik .... legal advisor: Amour Fou
Claudia Stanetty .... production controller
Nikolaj Stavenhagen .... cook
Keren Sternfeld .... script supervisor: Israel
Frank Stoltz .... financial consultant: KPMG
Isa Streppel .... production assistant
Christoph Szonn .... auditor: LFA Bayern
Carlos Miguel Talhhadas Angelos .... security
Désirée Thilgen .... accountant (as Desirée Thilges)
Jean Edmond Cédric Tinancourt .... security
Didier Vitry .... location assistant
Martin Wiebel .... dramatic advisor
Michal Wintroib .... production coordinator: Israel
Ramona Wolff .... set runner
Tali Yaakov .... assistant to producer: Israel
Christiane Zietzer .... location manager
Jim Dobson .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Florian Ballhaus .... thanks
Christina Bentlage .... thanks
Petra Müller .... thanks
Michael Schmid-Ospach .... thanks
Wallace Shawn .... special thanks
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"Acutely cinematographic, densely biographical and empathetic...", 16 December 2013
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

German screenwriter, film professor, producer and director Margarethe Von Trotta's thirteenth feature film which she co-wrote with American screenwriter Pamela Katz, is inspired by a biography from 1982 by American author and psychotherapist Elisabeth Young-Bruehl (1946-2011) and real events in the life of a 20th century German-Jewish political theorist. It premiered in the Special Presentations section at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival in 2012, was screened in the German Cinema section at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2013, was shot on location in America, Israel and Luxembourg and is a Germany-Luxembourg-France co-production which was produced by producers Johannes Rexin and Bettina Brokemper. It tells the story about a 54-year-old emigrant and thinker named Hannah Arendt who lives in an apartment in New York City, USA with her husband and professor in philosophy named Heinrich Blücher. In 1960, SS lieutenant colonel Adolf Eichmann who had been helped by the Roman Catholic Church to escape from Austria to Argentina is captured and kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Mossad agents and taken to Jerusalem, Israel where he is to be convicted for crimes against humanity. In the summer of June in 1961 whilst the world is awaiting the upcoming trial which is to be broadcasted on Israeli television, Hannah is given the demanding assignment of covering the event by American journalist William Shawn at The New Yorker.

Distinctly and precisely directed by German filmmaker Margarethe Von Trotta, this finely paced and somewhat fictional, though probably as truthful as possible, tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the main character's point of view, draws a conscientious and revering portrayal of the adversity a University teacher and former Zionist is faced with after writing a ten-page essay about a war criminal called Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil" which becomes very controversial, and how her interpretation of this widely discussed historical event and its subject matters affected her friendship with a German-Jewish philosopher named Hans Jonas whom she studied with at the University of Marburg, Germany in the 1920s and a German-Jewish Zionist leader named Kurt Blumenfeld whom she worked with in Germany in the early 1930s. While notable for its distinct and atmospheric milieu depictions, reverent and distinguishable cinematography by French cinematographer and director Caroline Champetier, production design by production designer Volker Schaefer, costume design by costume designer Frauke Firl, make-up by make-up artist Astrid Weber and use of colors and light, this character-driven and dialog-driven story about the importance of independent thinking, the historical consequences of totalitarianism and the origins of evil where the narrative is driven by the protagonist's consistent contemplation and an incisively intellectual and profoundly humane woman from Hanover, Germany is wrongfully accused of having defended one of the "many" participants of the extermination of Jews whom she regarded as a mediocre nobody and bureaucrat who was incapable of thinking due to his unconditional obedience to his leader and of blaming the Jewish people for what they were subjected to by the Nazis during the Second World War, depicts a refined and eloquent study of character and contains a timely score by composer André Mergenthaler.

This revising, informative, quietly romantic, at times humorous and ingeniously and virtuously anti-totalitarian character piece which is set in Germany, Israel and America in the 1920s, 1950s and early 1960s, which reconstructs poignant events in Hanna Arendt's life and where a prominent author who had a romance with one of her most significant teachers in philosophy named Martin Heidegger, who after being arrested by the Gestapo in the 1930s for her Zionist activities fled from her homeland to Paris, France where she began rescuing young European Jews, who managed to escape from an internment camp in Gurs, France in the early 1940s and who had friendships with a German expatriate named Lotte Köhler and an American writer named Mary McCarthy, confronts a 55-year-old father, husband and SS-Oberststürmbannführer and writes a thesis which addressed critical questions and both challenged and changed peoples' perceptions of the Holocaust, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, subtle character development, rhythmic continuity, efficient use of archival footage, concentrated and commanding style of filmmaking, atmospheric flashback scenes, the masterfully understated acting performance by German actress Barbara Sukowa and the engaging acting performances by English actress Janet McTeer and German actors Axel Milberg and Ulrich Noethen. An acutely cinematographic, densely biographical and empathetic homage which gained, among other awards, the award for Best Actress Barbara Sukowa at the 34th Bavarian Film Awards in 2013.

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