The Eichmann Show

Synopsis: In 1961 former Nazi Adolf Eichmann is captured by Jewish agents and put on trial. American television producer Milton Fruchtman fervently believes that the trial with its witness accounts of Nazi atrocities should be televised to show the world the evils of the Holocaust and to combat any resurgence of Nazism and joins forces with black-listed director Leo Hurwitz. Despite death threats, reluctance to cooperate from several networks and even resistance from the Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion, who fears a 'show trial', the pair persist and move their cameras into the court-room. Edited daily and shown in some three dozen countries the 'Eichmann Show' becomes the first ever global television documentary.
Genre: Drama, History
90 min

September 2nd 1945.

The war is over. 50 million dead

including six million murdered Jews.

As leading Nazis are captured

one name slowly rises to the top

of the most wanted list -

Adolf Eichmann

the SS officer accused of

planning the Final Solution

to the Jewish Question.

It will take the

Israeli secret service 15 years

to track him down to his

hiding place in Argentina.

On 11th May 1960, a man living under the

name Ricardo Klement

is kidnapped and taken

to a safe house in Buenos Aires

to be interrogated.

What is your name? Your name.

What is your SS number?

- Your name.

- Eichmann.

- Say it.

- Eichmann. Eichmann.

My name is Adolf Eichmann.

In capturing the man - in capturing the man

responsible - responsible for the...

execution of the Final Solution

of the Jewish problem

you have done something truly


Eichmann will be judged in Israel.

Tell the world - no, show the world,

to show the world what the Nazis did

to show the world what the

Nazis did to the Jewish people.

Let's use television to do this.

Let's use television to do this.

Only television can do this.

In... in granting permission

for Capital Cities

to film the trial of Eichmann

on Israeli soil

you will become a part of the

most important television event in history

past, present and...

yeah, why not? Future.

The Prime Minister will see you now.

Prime Minister.

- Mr Hurwitz?

- Speaking.

I'm Milton Fruchtman.

I'd like to talk to you about a job.

- You do know no one's hiring me right now?

- Yes, but I'd like to change that.

Adolf Eichmann, it's going to be

the trial of the century.

How would you like to film it?

The papers call him a monster.

Sure. Because monsters sell more papers.

This says you're officially

off the blacklist.

Yeah, well... it's the unofficial ones

you need to worry about.

- You work on the trial?

- Yes.

We should have put a bullet in his head

in Buenos Aires and left him there.

- Welcome to Israel.

- Thank you.

Leo Hurwitz?

Well, you're holding a sign that says

'Leo Hurwitz, ' so I guess so.

- Pleasure to meet you, Mr Hurwitz.

- Leo.

- I'm Perry, as in Como.

- It's a pleasure to meet you, Perry.

How was the flight?

- I managed to get some work done.

- Lucky you.

Coming over was my first time

on a plane.

Puked so much they locked me

in a toilet till we touched down.

That's great, Perry.

Without cameras we can't film.

We have to find a way.

Of course I'm going to tell him.

We're working around the clock

to make sure that the -

He's arrived.

Yeah, I'm literally about to

offer him my hand to shake.

We'll talk later. Leo.


Leo Hurwitz, I cannot tell you

how relieved I am to finally have you here!

- You have cases?

- In the car.

Drop them off at the

hotel, would you, Perry?


I say 'hotel', it's not really a hotel

as we would know it

but it's clean, they have rooms,

serve food.

- Meet Judy, my secretary.

- Hi.

And Alan, my production assistant.

You join us from a kibbutz, right,

where you've been working on...

A small documentary.

And, if I'm being completely honest

a particularly beautiful girl.

But yeah, mainly the documentary.

It's a pleasure to meet you, Alan.

Alan, have the team meet us

in the courtroom in ten minutes.


How's that looking?

That's excellent. We

should talk about that.

Come and meet David.

Leo, I'd like you to meet

our lawyer, David Arad.

David, we finally

have our director.

- Mr Hurwitz.

- Leo, please.

It's wonderful to meet you at last.

You got a problem, David'll fix it.

In five different ways.

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Simon Block

Simon Block is a Screenwriter, producer and Writer best known for his work on The Physician as a key writer. Block is also known for his work on the Julie Summers inspired ITV series Home Fires as the main writer. Block wrote the first episode of Series 1 of the show alongside Julie Summers who inspired the show with her book, however following the first episode Block became the main writer writing 10 Episodes to date. Block has also worked on popular Television shows such as Hotel Babylon being a recurring writer with his writing credits appearing Series 3 Episode 1, Series 2 Episode 8 and Series 2 Episode 2. During 2015 Block wrote three episode for the TV Series A.D. The Bible Continues writing "The Tomb Is Open", "The Body Is Gone" and "The Spirit Arrives". more…

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