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The Specialist ()

Un spécialiste, portrait d'un criminel moderne (original title)
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The incredible trial of an appallingly ordinary man. Drawn entirely on the 350 hours of rare footage recorded during the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in 1961, in Jerusalem, this film about... See more »

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Adolf Eichmann ...
Himself - Accused (archiveFootage)
Gideon Hausner ...
Himself - Prosecutor General (archiveFootage)
Gabriel Bach ...
Himself - Assistant Prosecutor (archiveFootage)
Avraham Lindwasser ...
Himself - Witness (archiveFootage)
Franz Meyer ...
Himself - Witness (archiveFootage)
Pinhas Freudiger ...
Himself - Witness (archiveFootage)
Abba Kovner ...
Himself - Witness (archiveFootage)
Leslie Gordon ...
Himself - Witness (archiveFootage)
Michael Musmanno ...
Himself - Witness (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Eyal Sivan

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Rony Brauman ... (writer)
 
Eyal Sivan ... (writer)

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Martine Barbé ... associate producer
Amit Breuer ... associate producer
Armelle Laborie ... producer
Erich Lackner ... associate producer
Elke Peters ... associate producer
Eyal Sivan ... producer

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Nicolas Becker
Jean-Michel Levy
Krishna Levy
Yves Robert
Béatrice Thiriet

Cinematography by

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Leo Hurwitz

Film Editing by

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Audrey Maurion

Editorial Department

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Valérie Pico ... assistant editor

Production Management

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Yves Smadja ... production manager

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Philippe Baudhuin ... sound mixer
Nicolas Becker ... sound editor
Philippe Bosman ... sound
Patrick D'Artois ... sound
Thomas Gauder ... sound mixer
Audrey Maurion ... sound editor
Valérie Pico ... dialogue editor

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Arndt Baumueller ... visual effects
Carsten Dietz ... digital effects supervisor
Jean-Marc Fabre ... digital lighting designer

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Plot Summary

The incredible trial of an appallingly ordinary man. Drawn entirely on the 350 hours of rare footage recorded during the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in 1961, in Jerusalem, this film about obedience and responsibility is the portrait of an expert in problems resolving, a modern criminal. The film is inspired from the controversial book by Hannah Arendt : "Eichmann in Jerusalem, report on the banality of evil".

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Also Known As
  • HaSpecialist (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • The Specialist (World-wide, English title)
  • The Specialist (United States)
  • Ein Spezialist (Germany)
  • Specjalista (Poland)
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  • 128 min
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