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Geoffrey

It's not easy to make a compelling film about a person who spends her life thinking and writing. Plenty of drama in a life like that, but it isn't inherently cinematic. Not riveting as a film, but fascinating material. Probably more likely to take flight as a play. Margarethe Von Trotta goes ...Read more

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curtis

Extremely well done and to the point; people are not thinking.

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Frank Sherman

I COMPLETELY disagree with you here. There is one problem about "libreal youth" that I need to address here. And trust me, this movie is that. This movie had NO POINT, NO CINEMATOGRAPHY and more. I stayed up until 1:30 to watch this movie and by the time it ended I wish I had just gone to ...Read more

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Edward

The film provides an excellent portrait of Hannah Arendt's notion of the "banality of evil," the shear normalcy of evil in Western Society. Adolf Eichmann was a mediocre functionary who abandoned the will or ability to think about his part in the grand scheme of The Final Solution.

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Kevin

Great for history buffs! I've read a lot about the Eichmann trials and the global reactions to it, this film was a fascinating tale of Arendt's coverage of the trial and how it influenced her academic work.

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Nohra

Very interesting character. But it's just a point of view. It's important to consider others to better estimate hers.

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Deb

Interesting Philosopher! Amazing life story.

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Jeffrey

See also Vita Activa

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Jeffrey