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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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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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21 September 1988 (France)  »

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$139,796 (USA)
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Good story, bad direction
18 April 1999 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry to disagree because I really love the story and the heroine. The movie tells a spectacular story. It's hard to make a movie as good as the story of Hannah Senesh, so it is understandable that it falls a bit short. It is worth watching and could be a good tool to teach children with. There is a scene or two of brutality but the honor of this young paratrooper, a model for feminism decades before there was such a thing as politically correct, comes through despite the failings of the director and writers.


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