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The Specialist (1999)

Un spécialiste, portrait d'un criminel moderne (original title)
The incredible trial of an appallingly ordinary man. Drawn entirely on the 350 hours of rare footage recorded during the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in 1961, in Jerusalem, this film about ... See full summary »

Director:

Eyal Sivan
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adolf Eichmann ... Himself - Accused (archive footage)
Gideon Hausner Gideon Hausner ... Himself - Prosecutor General (archive footage)
Gabriel Bach Gabriel Bach ... Himself - Assistant Prosecutor (archive footage)
Avraham Lindwasser Avraham Lindwasser ... Himself - Witness (archive footage)
Franz Meyer Franz Meyer ... Himself - Witness (archive footage)
Pinhas Freudiger Pinhas Freudiger ... Himself - Witness (archive footage)
Abba Kovner Abba Kovner ... Himself - Witness (archive footage)
Leslie Gordon Leslie Gordon ... Himself - Witness (archive footage)
Michael Musmanno Michael Musmanno ... Himself - Witness (archive footage)
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The incredible trial of an appallingly ordinary man. Drawn entirely on the 350 hours of rare footage recorded during the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in 1961, in Jerusalem, this film about obedience and responsibility is the portrait of an expert in problems resolving, a modern criminal. The film is inspired from the controversial book by Hannah Arendt : "Eichmann in Jerusalem, report on the banality of evil".

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Documentary

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Country:

Israel | France

Language:

German | Hebrew

Release Date:

1999 (Israel) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,267, 16 April 2000

Gross USA:

$20,021
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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This documentary is supposed to be fake to express the falseness of Eichmann's trial - it was a 'show trial' to hold Nazi war criminals to account.

He was kidnapped and taken to Israel - thought to be home for all Jews and put on trial there even though his crimes were against humanity and committed all over Europe.

Although the outcome of his execution was irrefutably right, the process of getting to it was not.

If you are interested in this you should read a book by Hannah Arendt called 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' to find out more.

Always keep an open mind - sometimes lies need to be told to get to the truth.


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