To celebrate the release of The Eichmann Show, out on DVD and BD we have three copies to give away to three lucky winners.
The Eichmann Show tells behind-the-scenes true life story of ground-breaking producer Milton Fruchtman (Martin Freeman) and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz (Anthony LaPaglia), who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war’s most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann. He is accused of executing the ‘final solution’ and organising the murder of six million Jews.
This is the extraordinary story of how Eichmann’s trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen.
Filmed at the trial in Jerusalem in 1961, the production became the world’s first ever global TV documentary series, where, for the first time, the horror of the camps was heard directly from the mouths of its victims. It was edited daily and broadcast in Germany, America, Israel and 34 other countries. People fainted when they saw it on TV. Never before had there been such drama in the use of cameras, their positioning or the revolutionary effect of operators being able to adjust frame and position to match subject and content.
Also starring Rebecca Front (The Thick of It,) Andy Nyman (Peaky Blinders, Death At A Funeral) and Nicholas Woodeson (The Honourable Woman, Skyfall), the film features extensive archive footage from the 1961 trial, bringing the realities of this pivotal event to a new generation.
The Eichmann Show is directed by Paul Andrew Williams (Murdered by My Boyfriend, London to Brighton) and written by Simon Block (The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall).