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Eichmann (2010)

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The man responsible for the destruction of more than six million lives accounts for his role as the architect of Adolf Hitler's final solution in this historical drama starring Stephen Fry, Franka Potente, and Thomas Kretschmann. Based on the final confession made by Adolf Eichmann just before his execution in Israel, director Robert Young's film begins 15 years after the World War II has ended. Eichmann has been captured by Israeli intelligence. As a senior officer in the SS, Eichmann played a pivotal role in making the Holocaust a nightmarish reality. Now, as Eichmann prepares to die in front of the entire world, he accounts for his participation in one of the greatest atrocities ever committed.

Cast

Thomas Kretschmann
as Adolph Eichmann
Troy Garity
as Avner Less
Franka Potente
as Vera Less
Stephen Fry
as Minister Tormer
Peter Ambrus
as Abraham Less
Delaine Yates
as Miriam Frohlich
Tereza Srbova
as Ingrid Von Ihama
Judit Viktor
as Ann Marie
Stephen Greif
as Hans Lipmann
Denes Bernath
as Benjamin
Scott Alexander Young
as Robert Servatius
Béla Fesztbaum
as Dr. Kastner
Melissa Franklyn
as Policewoman
Peter Geltz
as Old Guard
Mate Endredi
as Young Guard
Eszter Paloc
as Woman Interpreter
Balint Meran
as German Speaking Officer
Andrew Hefler
as Young Doctor
Peter Laczo
as Dieter Eichmann
Krisztian Voros
as Klaus Eichmann
Adam Vadas
as Horst Eichmann
Viktor Noe
as SS Officer
Gyula Mesterhazy
as Nazi Official
László Barnák
as Night Guard (Young)
Shy Heller
as Night Guard (Old)
Richard Rifkin
as Elderly Man
Janos Mercs
as French Speaking Officer
Attila Muller
as Eichmann's Chauffeur
Istvan Goz
as German Interpreter
John Baddeley
as Radio Voiceover
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Mr. Kretschmann holds your attention through each whining complaint and bland denial. His character may be banal, but his portrayal is the only thing that keeps you watching.

November 12, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

Robert Young's well-intentioned dramatic re-enactment is burdened by sepia-period accessorizing, laborious flashbacks, spurious comparisons, and the downright bizarre casting of Franka Potente and Stephen Fry.

November 9, 2010 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

Dry, detached and mechanical.

November 1, 2010 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Eichmann is illuminating, comprehensive, richly detailed and timelessly important - but also ponderous.

October 28, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Sincere, handsomely produced rendition of real-life encounter...amounts to an engaging drama seasoned by a dollop of soft-core titillation. History buffs, especially, among the upscale art-house crowd won't be disappointed.

November 1, 2010 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

Eichmann could be just another bland program you flip through on the way to the History Channel as you crack open your third beer.

October 31, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann was one of the greatest criminals that history has ever known. He was responsible for the death of six million Jews. This film is a good film, but one that falls short of its potential due to its subject matter. I felt that although quite good, it lacked something to really make this film stand out. This is a well acted film that works well due to its subject, and if you're interested in the story, then this may be a film to watch. Eichmann concerns the trial and execution of Adolf Eichmann for crimes against humanity. The plot is well structured, but like I said, it should have been done a bit better because this trial was one of the biggest, most important trials in the history of the 20th century. Actor Thomas Kretschmann plays the titular role, and he is the saving grace of the film, and he makes you keep watching because his performance is intense and disturbing. The film is quite interesting but for its short runtime, I feel that the filmmakers rushed it a bit, and didn't offer a more elaborate in depth look at the Eichmann trial. For what we see here, it is good, but it does fall short of what this film could have been. The performances from the cast are what really save this film from being a total dud and the story is quite interesting of course, but if you want to know the full facts, read books on the subject and watch a few documentaries as well. This film offers an interest in that part of history, and it's something worth a watch due to the fact that these events were quite important and played a big part of bringing justice to one of the biggest crimes ever committed. For all its faults, it's thrilling to see the interrogation of Adolf Eichmann unfolding and more facts about his involvement arise and Eichmann gets exactly what he deserved. Overall imperfect, but with great performances, this one is worth seeing.

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