Hannah Arendt (Blu-ray)

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta

Release Year: 2012
Running Time: 113
UPC: 7 95975 11573 5
Color Type: Color
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Directed by Margarethe von Trotta

“ARDENT AND INTELLIGENT. Turns ideas into the best kind of entertainment.”
—A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “banality of evil.”

Using archival footage of the trial and weaving a narrative that spans three continents, von Trotta beautifully turns the often-invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. Hannah Arendt co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicholas Woodeson as New Yorkereditor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer as novelist Mary McCarthy.


Blu-ray Extras Include:


- Gorgeous HD transfer with 5.1 DTS Master Audio
- Making-of documentary
- Deleted scenes
- Original theatrical trailer
- Optional English subtitles and SDH
Plus: Extensive booklet with essays, historical bios, a timeline and more

For the most up-to-date reviews please visit the Hannah Arendt website.

ARDENT AND INTELLIGENT.... TURNS IDEAS INTO THE BEST KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT.... It’s probably too much to hope that Ms. von Trotta and her star, Barbara Sukowa, will do for Arendt what Nora Ephron and Meryl Streep did for Julia Child, but surely a fellow can dream.... Contemplating one of the great lives of the 20th century.... There is an undeniable nostalgic thrill in stepping into an era in New York when philosophers lived in apartments with Hudson River views.... I would not hesitate to describe Hannah Arendt as an action movie, though of a more than usually dialectical type. Its climax, in which Arendt defends herself against critics, MATCHES SOME OF THE GREAT COURTROOM SCENES IN CINEMA.

THE BEST MOVIE THIS CRITIC HAS EVER SEEN ABOUT THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A WRITER!.... German titan Margarethe Von Trotta’s magnificent meditation on the German-Jewish political theorist. Starring Barbara Sukowa as the title character, who lived a life few if any can match, it is major work, spartan, highly dramatic, and incredibly timely.

Even viewers who have never read a word of her books will be stirred by her intellectual and emotional courage in Barbara Sokuwa’s award-worthy performance.

AN OUTSTANDING CINEMATIC PORTRAIT.... Trotta has made an extremely vivid cinematic essay, thrilling in its every minute, deeply moving in its seriousness and suitably unsettling.

Barbara Sukowa’s climactic speech as the title character in Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt is perhaps the most significant speech ever put in the mouth of an actress.

As a film that takes politics and morality seriously, it is like nothing I have seen in a very long time.

As Arendt, Barbara Sukowa is a powerfully attractive presence.


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