In 1960, the Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann is kidnapped in Argentina and put on trial in Israel. For the journal The New Yorker travels the German-Jewish writer and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who emigrated from Germany in 1933 and settled in New York in 1941, as a correspondent to the process and is surprised when the defendant for her not as a monster or criminal genius, but turns out to be a mediocre bureaucrat.
A biographical feature film about the philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), especially her observation and evaluation of the trial against Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. Compressed to the dynamically narrated portrait of an exceptional intellectual of the 20th century, the film also impresses with its intimate portrayals of the New York milieu of German-Jewish emigrants in the early 1960s.
This event is organised by Goethe-Zentrum