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2 November 1984 (France) See more »
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Hanna is a girl completely abandoned to herself, is not at all inhibited sexually, and is attracted... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ann-Gisel Glass ... Hanna
Donatella Damiani
Tony Serrano
Sebastiano Somma ... Alex
Jacques Stany
Georges Millon

Fausto Lombardi (as Tony Lombardo)
Karin Schubert ... Hanna's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Omero Capanna ... Hitman

Directed by
Rino Di Silvestro  (as Axel Berger)
 
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Rino Di Silvestro 
Hervé Piccini 

Original Music by
Luigi Ceccarelli 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Delli Colli 
 

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Also Known As:
"Hanna D.: The Girl from Vondel Park" - Australia, USA (DVD title)
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Germany:83 min | Australia:84 min
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
"Makes Christiane F look like a fairytale...", 11 January 2004
Author: johnnycourageous from Melbourne, Australia

...so says the blurb on the Australian video cover of this film. Hanna D appears to be some sort of homage to the former, much more superior German film.

Set in Amsterdam, this Italian film was dubbed into English for its release in English speaking countries. It is about a girl named Hanna, borne of a troubled, uncaring and womanising alcoholic mother (the mother gives an appalling, extreme performance). We have to make the presumption that the virginal Hanna starts to sell her body thanks to the troubles she has had endured due to her parents' separation some years earlier. A man who eventually takes her virginity, becomes her pimp, and introduces her to heroin saves Hanna from some rampaging prostitutes, angry with her after they believe her to be encroaching upon their territory. Hanna eventually meets another straight-laced man, with both characters literally falling instantly in love. You see them about 1 minute later ca-noodling in the streets of Amsterdam, having just met on a ferry! Eventually, this 'troubled' relationship results in some strange (illogical, actually) dramas with the pimp. Indeed, there is no logic to the story's progression, and the acting... it's REAL bad, sadly not even bad enough to be considered 'good'.

The Italians often take old ideas and re-jig them into something else - with a tendency to make things more explicit or extreme. This has been seen in various Giallo productions, and it can be seen here. Everything that was largely implied in Christiane F is made explicit. There is a copious amount of full-frontal nudity, and what appears to be close up shots of real drug injecting. We discover new ways of injecting drugs - under the tongue, in the scalp, and even under the eyelid. As was the case with scenes in Christiane F, you even see Hanna experiencing a drug withdrawal, complete with chunky vomit and some pretty ridiculous acting. And there is an unforgettable scene of a woman retrieving a small vial of drugs from her jail mate's anus - these are scenes that stay with you, but for all the wrong reasons.

To be fair, it is not unreasonable to expect an Italian 'remake' to be pretty over the top. Hanna D sure is over the top! On the one hand it is amusing and silly, and on the other you might think 'why did they even bother'.

This film did not appear to have had a wide release back in the 80s, and it is not hard to see why. It was released in Australia back in the mid-80's some time, and has had some exposure in parts of Europe and North America. This film is to soon receive a DVD release.

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