Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever heard before. Her work instantly provokes a furious scandal, and Arendt stands strong as she is attacked by friends and foes alike. But as the German-Jewish émigré also struggles to suppress her own painful associations with the past, the film exposes her beguiling blend of arrogance and vulnerability — revealing a soul defined and derailed by exile.

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  1. Margarethe von Trotta

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Pamela Katz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Barbara Sukowa

    Barbara Sukowa

    Hannah Arendt

  2. Axel Milberg

    Axel Milberg

    Heinrich Blücher

  3. Janet McTeer

    Janet McTeer

    Mary McCarthy

  4. Julia Jentsch

    Julia Jentsch

    Lotte Köhler

  5. Nicholas Woodeson

    Nicholas Woodeson

    William Shawn

  6. Ulrich Noethen

    Ulrich Noethen

    Hans Jonas

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Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget -

Revenue $717,205.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • May 29, 2013
    NR, Theatrical



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