Hannah Arendt (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)
Zeitgeist Films is proud to announce the Blu-ray/DVD and digital release of Margarethe von Trotta's acclaimed biopic Hannah Arendt. One of the top grossing foreign films of the year, Hannah Arendt has screened theatrically in more than 120 markets nationwide to overwhelming critical acclaim.
The sublime Barbara Sukowa (who won a 2013 German Oscar for her performance) reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant new 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 both for her portrayal of the former SS officer and the Jewish councils-introduced her now-famous concept of the "banality of evil." Using archival footage from the Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often-invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema.
Official Selection at Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicholas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, The Woman in Black) as novelist Mary McCarthy.