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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:
... Milton Fruchtman
... Leo Hurwitz
... Mrs. Landau
... David Landor
... Yaakov Jonilowicz
Ben Addis ... Ron Huntsman
Caroline Bartleet ... Judy Gold
Ed Birch ... Millek Knebel
... Roy Sedwell
Nathaniel Gleed ... Tommy Hurwitz
... Alan Rosenthal
Vaidotas Martinaitis ... Adolf Eichmann
... Eva Fruchtman
Nell Mooney ... Female Journalist
Solomon Mousley ... Perry Rudolph


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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20 January 2015 (UK)  »

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Adolf Eichmannin oikeudenkäynti  »

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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 »


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 »


Leo Hurwitz: I don't believe in monsters. But I do believe that men are responsible for monstrous deeds.
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Needs to be followed by copious amounts of your favourite cartoon/film that makes you laugh
20 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Can there be spoilers on a rendition of an historic event??

This is a heartbreaking view, they used footage of the original Eichmann trial did they not? Anybody with a heart will have tears in their eyes and their stomachs turned over and over at the sight of the (thankfully short) parts of the documentary of Auschwitz. Very strong emotional attack.

Are men capable of being monsters, well Eichmann was.

The closing statements of the film, an accusation to all that judge people on their religion, the colour of their skin, on anything BUT their character.

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