Forty years after her death, Hannah Arendt, one of the 20th century’s most brilliant philosophers, remains a figure of fierce controversy. A German Jew who fled Europe for New York in 1941, she was the author of numerous studies of history, violence, anti-Semitism, and power. But none were more provocative than “Eichmann in Jerusalem” in which she coined the phrase “the banality of evil” to describe how a man as seemingly insignificant as Eichmann could be responsible for mass murder. Arendt was pilloried for her criticism of some Jewish leaders and criticized for a love affair with Martin Heidegger, a Nazi supporter. In this no-holds-barred documentary, Arendt’s critics have their say, but the woman herself is also featured, most dramatically in an interview for German television in which she shares fascinating insights into Eichmann. Rarely has an intellectual, even one as public in her pronouncements as Arendt, incited so much anger, praise, devotion, and scorn.