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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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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 ... 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 ... Female Journalist
Solomon Mousley ... Perry Rudolph
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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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The Nazi Trial of the Century

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In this film, Nicholas Woodeson plays one of the Israeli camera operators in charge of filming the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews. In Conspiracy (2001), Woodeson played SS Lt.Gen. Otto Hofmann, one of the individuals who planned the Final Solution to the Jewish Question during WWII. That was the plan that exterminated the Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe. See more »

Goofs

The movie begins by showing scenes from the Battle of Berlin, and a voice notes "September the Second, 1945, the war is over . . . " That's the date of the surrender of Japan. Germany surrendered effective May 8, 1945, and the search for Nazi war criminals began then. 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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Eichmann the show
8 August 2015 | by lotusgoldenSee all my reviews

The movie was completely riveting. As one previous review stated 'you would have to be dead' not to be moved by this subject. I have been watching the Eichmann trail and all I see is a man in a glass booth day after day with no emotion. How is this possible? He looks like a quiet mild mannered man without a mean bone in his body. The movie shows the frustration involved as the cameras constantly move back to Eichmann's face- and there is no reaction. the twitch, the smirk, but really no emotion. The most horrific footage possible of innocent people starved,killed naked, tortured- and yet there is no reaction on Eichmanns face

How can someone look so normal, be so organized,act so sane and intelligent, and yet be a monster? I had no idea that the camera's were actually holes in the walls so as not to disturb or disrupt the proceedings. The movie tackles some of the deepest issues of the holocaust- it gave a voice to the survivors to finally tell their stories to the whole world. hopefully we won't repeat this ever again. If I were God, I might be tempted to find another Noah, build a new ark, and start all over


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Language:

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Release Date:

20 January 2015 (UK) See more »

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16:9 HD
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