German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt covers the 1961 trial of a former Nazi for the distinguished magazine The New Yorker under the aegis of editor William Shawn. Her writing - and notably her depiction of the Jewish councils - stirred up huge controversy, introducing the phrase "the banality of evil" into the lexicon of the time. Debate rages and Arendt finds herself in the eye of a storm, debating the trial and its repercussions with fellow intellectuals.
- Margarethe Von Trotta
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