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THE SPECIALIST


Directed by | Eyal Sivan

Genre documentary  |  Length: 128mins  |  Year of production: 1999


The incredible trial of a frighteningly ordinary civil servant. Drawing 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 “problemsolving”, responsible of the elimination of millions of people a modern criminal. Sivan's film, informed by Hannah Arendt's classic Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963), places the viewer at the heart of one of the 20th century's most extraordinary spectacles and face to face with one of its most notorious criminals.