Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. (The several short scenes that take place in the past and deal with Hannah's time as a student and her involvement with the famous Nazi-leaning philosopher Martin Heidegger, in fact, are the least worthwhile in the film and could easily have been excised. They tell us little that we don't already know or have not heard from other characters, and they arrive in rather flat-footed fashion.) According to the Hannah we see here, brought to wonderfully rich life by the German actress Barbara Sukowa (below), this was a woman who spoke (and wrote) her mind, parsing her words carefully but refusing to change them to please the powers that be (in this case, the Zionist Jewish lobby).
Norman Finkelstein who is often given this appellation.)
Zeitgeist Films and running 113 minutes, has its U.S. theatrical premier this Wednesday, May 29, in New York City at Film Forum and will then start working its way around the country. Click here to see all currently scheduled playdates, with cities and theaters listed.