Friday, May 15, 2015

The Eichmann Show (2015)

Director: Paul Andrew Williams. Cast: Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Front. 90 min. UK. Drama/Historical.

The story behind the 1960s Israeli televising of Adolf Eichmann's trial - the Nazi who orchestrated killing millions of Jews during WWII. While taking a simplistic approach to dialogue (probably to make the story idiot-proof), the film dares to throw in a few engaging discussions: What is evil? Are there humans, completely devoid of humanity? If the Nazis were evil, how is the Israeli takeover of the Arab lands justified? But then, the ending either succumbs to answers as simplistic as the dialogue, or doesn't provide any answer at all. Wish the film-makers had taken their audience more seriously.

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