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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

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Color

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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 »

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(at around 1h) An ambulance is visible with the Hebrew writing upside down. See more »

Quotes

Leo Hurwitz: I don't believe in monsters. But I do believe that men are responsible for monstrous deeds.
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Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.81 (2015) See more »

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Martin Freeman was miscast
2 February 2015 | by stephengrey12See all my reviews

Although this is an excellent drama in every respect other than the casting of Martin Freeman who has neither the gravitas or personality in this part to be convincing. A very good actor but should confirm himself to lighter roles. This spoiled an otherwise very well scripted and directed film. The original footage was harrowing in spite of it being seen many times before it never ceases to shock and repulse, this made Martin Freeman's casting all the more baffling. How and why did the director and casting director ever come to an agreement on this, I could name at least four actors that would have been far better choices, particularly as the LaPaglia part was absolutely spot on. The Landau character was also perfect and if it had been made for the cinema and not just TV would reap many awards.


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