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The Eichmann Show – chilling and captivating

How do you make a movie about the televised trial of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi commandant responsible for the organisation and logistics of the expulsion, deportation and extermination of Jews whose orders killed millions of people during WWII, without trivializing it too much?

Well, first off, you choose a superb cast. BBC Two’s The Eichmann Show stars Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit) as American TV producer Milton Fruchtman, and Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) as formerly blacklisted director Leo Hurwitz.

In 1961, the real trial had been televised worldwide, and this movie focuses on the two men who managed to convince the Israeli government to let them film and who wanted to show the world why this trial was worth being shown and talked about.

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