The Specialist (2000)

The Specialist


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On May 11, 1960, 40 years ago, Adolf Eichmann, a leading player in the Holocaust, is captured by the Israeli 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 Lieutenant Colonel Eichmann, a specialist in transportation of freight via railroad, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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Written By: Eyal Sivan , Rony Brauman
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On DVD: Nov 28, 2000
Kino International

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | April 12, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | July 24, 2001
Village Voice
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Perhaps the most striking feature about Eichmann is just how ordinary he seems--not a monster, not a mad thinker, but an efficient man who sat behind a desk, processing forms.

Full Review… | October 24, 2003

It is the Nazi's eyes and his demeanor that keep you riveted to the screen.

Full Review… | July 24, 2001
Film Journal International

July 24, 2001
The Nation

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