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Specialist, The (1999)
Rating:
Starring: Adolf Eichmann
Director: Eyal Sivan
Category: Avant Garde, Foreign, Documentary
Studio: Home Vision
Subtitles:
English,French,German
Length:
123 mins

 
 

 

Portrait Of A Modern Criminal

Lieutenant colonel SS, Adolf Eichmann was responsible for the expulsion of Jews, Slovenians, and Gypsies from the Reich between 1938 and 1941, and later, their deportation from Europe to the death camps. Hiding in Argentina, he was captured by the Israeli secret service in 1960. His trial in Jerusalem took place the following year and was one of the first public events recorded on video in the entire world. Rony Brauman, former president of Medicine Without Frontiers and filmmaker Eyal Sivan have created their own, unique film of the Eichmann trial stressing the contrast between the monstrosity of the crime and the mediocrity of the man.