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THE SPECIALIST documents the 1961 Nazi war criminal trial against Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. This was the first ever war criminal trail to be filmed. It was also the first such law suit in which the victims were allowed to testify. “A chilling documentary” (Reuters)
US-American documentarist Leo T. Hurwitz recorded the trial events in 350 hours of video material. Hurwitz edited some of it a film, some of it he used in TV broadcasts. Most of the material however was stored on a shelf in the wash room of an Israeli film archive, were it was found - by coincidence - by director Eyal Sivan.
Eyal Sivan had the material completely restored and, inspired by political theorist Hannah Arendt's book “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil”, condensed the material into a two-hour movie.