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Review: German Film Award Winner 'Hannah Arendt' Starring Barbara Sukowa

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • June 3, 2013 6:59 PM
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Hannah Arendt
"Thinking is a lonely business," utters Martin Heidegger to his student and lover Hannah Arendt, and Margarethe von Trotta's biopic of Ms. Arendt certainly hammers the point home. Barbara Sukowa, who portrays the titular thinker/philosopher/theorist, is possessed with an ability to make her frequent smoke breaks and lounging sessions both elegant and compelling. You ponder the ongoings of Arendt's mind, the same mind that notoriously coined the phrase "the banality of evil" in response to having heard the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an instrumental Nazi and an engineer of the Holocaust.

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