The Specialist (2000)

The Specialist
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 8mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jean-Marc Fabre Lighting digital lighting design 798 6000002
Audrey Maurion Editor n/a 172 7000001
Leo T. Hurwitz Cinematographer original cinematography 402 6000001
Hannah Arendt Book as Source Material ("Eichmann in Jerusalem") 120888 4000003
Rony Brauman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Yves Robert Music n/a 120781 8000001
Krishna Levy Music n/a 120781 8000002
Nicolas Becker Sound Design n/a 120905 14000001
Audrey Maurion Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Tom Waits Music n/a 120781 8000005
Jean-Michel Levy Music n/a 120781 8000004
Beatrice Thiriet Music n/a 120781 8000003
Eyal Sivan Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Amit Breuer Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Yitzak Raveh Actor n/a 1 1000005
Gideon Hausner Actor n/a 1 1000006
Benjamin Halevy Actor n/a 1 1000004
Moshe Landau Actor n/a 1 1000003
Robert Servatius Actor n/a 1 1000002
Eyal Sivan Director n/a 2 2000001
Eyal Sivan Producer n/a 3 3000001
Martine Barbe Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Erich Lackner Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Elke Peters Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Armelle Laborie Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Adolf Eichmann Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
On May 11, 1960, 40 years ago, Adolf Eichmann, a leading player in the Holocaust, is captured by the Isreli Secret Service in Argentina, where he has been living for ten years as "Ricardo Klement." One year later he is put on trial, the Israelis hire noted American documentarian Leo Hurwitz who shoots 350 hours of videotape, from which filmmakers Eyal Sivan and Rony Bauman have constructed "The Specialist." SS Lietenant Colonel Eichmann, a specialist in transportation of freight via railroad, gives the classic excuse that he was just following orders. Philosopher Hannah Arendt says of this little man who wears glasses and a quizzical expression, who seems no more brutal than the family accountant: "His normality is much more terrifying than all atrocities." He personifies "the banality of evil."