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The Eichmann Show (2015)

Dramatisation of the team hoping to televise the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an infamous Nazi responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews. It focuses on Leo Hurwitz, a documentary film-maker and Milton Fruchtman, a producer.

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Simon Block
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Freeman ... Milton Fruchtman
Anthony LaPaglia ... Leo Hurwitz
Rebecca Front ... Mrs. Landau
Andy Nyman ... David Landor
Nicholas Woodeson ... Yaakov Jonilowicz
Ben Addis Ben Addis ... Ron Huntsman
Caroline Bartleet Caroline Bartleet ... Judy Gold
Ed Birch Ed Birch ... Millek Knebel
Dylan Edwards ... Roy Sedwell
Nathaniel Gleed Nathaniel Gleed ... Tommy Hurwitz
Ben Lloyd-Hughes ... Alan Rosenthal
Vaidotas Martinaitis Vaidotas Martinaitis ... Adolf Eichmann
Zora Bishop ... Eva Fruchtman
Nell Mooney Nell Mooney ... Female Journalist
Solomon Mousley Solomon Mousley ... Perry Rudolph
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Storyline

In 1961 former Nazi Adolf Eichmann is captured by Jewish agents and put on trial. American television producer Milton Fruchtman fervently believes that the trial with its witness accounts of Nazi atrocities should be televised to show the world the evils of the Holocaust and to combat any resurgence of Nazism and joins forces with black-listed director Leo Hurwitz. Despite death threats, reluctance to cooperate from several networks and even resistance from the Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion, who fears a 'show trial', the pair persist and move their cameras into the court-room. Edited daily and shown in some three dozen countries the 'Eichmann Show' becomes the first ever global television documentary. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Adolf Eichmannin oikeudenkäynti See more »

Filming Locations:

Lithuania See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Unites two actors who played dangerous henchmen from John Grisham's film adaptations: Anthony LaPaglia in The Client (1994) and Nicholas Woodeson in The Pelican Brief (1993). See more »

Goofs

When Milton Fruchtman tells Leo Hurwitz that the judges have given permission for them to film the trial, Fruchtman wrongly quotes Adolf Eichmann's Nazi Party Membership Number as 889895, when in fact it is 899895. See more »

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Milton Fruchtman: Only in proportion as publicity has place can any of the checks applicable to judicial justice operate. Where there is no publicity, there is no justice... Publicity is the very soul of justice... It keeps the judge himself while trying under trial. The security of securities is publicity.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.15 (2015) See more »

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Get ready to be emotionally destroyed.
31 October 2018 | by undeaddtSee all my reviews

The Eichmann Show is one of the best drama movies I've watched in my life. The fact that throughout the whole trial, in the movie they actually show inserts from the real trial is something that nobody did before and it is amazing. Combining the real videos with parts from the documentary about the Jews in the period of the WW2 is astonishing and heartbraking at the same time. This is not a movie only anymore, this is something far more than that, it is a real story, you are a real attender of the Eichmann trial, you can feel the dark energy flowing around him, making not a single facial expression while watching everything he did to the Jews. Be ready for tears in your eyes because if this does not make you feel emotionally unstable, you are as cold as Eichmann and the Nazis.


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