Scene from the film The Specialist, Portrait of a Modern Criminal
Scene from the film The Specialist, Portrait of a Modern Criminal
Scene from the film The Specialist, Portrait of a Modern Criminal
Scene from the film The Specialist, Portrait of a Modern Criminal
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The Specialist, Portrait of a Modern Criminal

  • Israel

The incredible trial of an appallingly ordinary man. Drawn 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 problems resolving, a modern criminal. The film is inspired from the controversial book by Hannah Arendt : "Eichmann in Jerusalem, report on the banality of evil".


  • Original title
    The Specialist, Portrait of a Modern Criminal
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Rony BRAUMAN & Eyal SIVAN
  • Editing
    Audrey MAURION
  • Music
    Nicolas BECKER, Jean-Michel LEVY, Krishna LEVY, Yves ROBERT, Béatrice THIRIET
  • Sound
    Nicolas BECKER, Audrey MAURION
  • Duration
    128 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • • Berlin International Film Festival - Official Selection, 1999
    • • Doc Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1999
    • • Internationales Dokumentarfilm Festival, München, 1999
    • • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 1999
    • • Toronto International Film Festival, 1999
    • • Mostra Internacional de Cinema, Sâo Paulo, 1999
    • • Sheffield International Documentary Festival, 1999
    • • Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, 1999
    • • Duisburger Filmwoche, Germany, 1999
    • • Tubingen french film Festival, Germany, 1999
    • • Australian International Documentary Conference, 1999
    • • Festival France Cinema Firenze, Italy, 1999
    • • Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York USA, 1999
    • • Festival of Jewish Cinema, Melbourne-Sydney-Perth, Australia, 1999
    • • Mumbai Festival of Films, India, 1999
    • • International Meeting Cinema & History, Istanbul Turkey, 1999
    • • Cinemateket Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm Sweden, 2000
    • • Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London UK, 2000
    • • Diagonale 2000 Graz, Austria, 2000
    • • Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2000
    • • Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Argentina, 2000
    • • INPUT 2000, Halifax Canada, 2000
  • Awards
    • ADOLF GRIMME AWARD, Germany, 2001 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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