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Hanna's War (1988)

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It's the true story of Hannah Szenes,a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine,who volunteers to parachute behind enemy lines in occupied Yugoslavia,in order to rescue Hungarian Jews from deportation to death camps.

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Maruschka Detmers ...
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McCormack
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Captain Julian Simon
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Yoel (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
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Ruven
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Serge El-Baz ...
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It's the true story of Hannah Szenes,a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine,who volunteers to parachute behind enemy lines in occupied Yugoslavia,in order to rescue Hungarian Jews from deportation to death camps.

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The true story of one woman's courage against the brutality of the Third Reich.

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Biography | Drama | War

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29 September 1988 (Netherlands)  »

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Innocent Heroes  »

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$139,796 (USA)
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Peter Weir was set to direct, but got upset about Menahem Golan's insistence on changes to the script and told Menahem to direct it himself. See more »

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Hanna Senesh: Israel's Joan of Arc
31 January 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc. As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and trained by the British to serve as a commando.

After completing her training in Britain, she parachutes into Yugoslavia with a commando team to establish escape routes across the Hungarian-Yugoslavian border for downed British pilots. Her attempts to save Hungarian Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary, however, leads to her capture, torture and demise at the hands of the Gestapo and the Nazi-controlled Hungarian police.

The movie is based on the "The Diaries Of Hanna Senesh" and the book, A Great Wind Cometh, by Yoel Palgi. The scenes of Hanna being sadistically brutalized by the Gestapo and the Nazi-Hungarians is absolutely heart-wrenching and difficult to watch. Think of a cross between Joan of Arc and William Wallace of "Braveheart," and you have Hanna Senesh.

Maruschka Detmers renders an outstanding portrayal in this movie, although she is a little bit too pretty to come across convincingly as a resistance fighter and martyr.


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