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Hanna's War (1988)

During WW2 Hanna Szenes, a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine, volunteers to go behind enemy lines to rescue Jews from deportation to death camps.

Director:

Menahem Golan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Burstyn ... Katalin
Maruschka Detmers ... Hanna
Anthony Andrews ... McCormack
Donald Pleasence ... Captain Thomas Rosza
David Warner ... Captain Julian Simon
Vincent Riotta ... Yoel (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Christopher Fairbank ... Ruven
Robert Jacks ... Peretz (as Rob Jacks)
Serge El-Baz Serge El-Baz ... Tony
Eli Gorenstein ... Aba
Joe El Dror ... Yonah
Ingrid Pitt ... Margit
Jon Rumney ... Uncle Egon
Magda Faluhelyi Magda Faluhelyi ... Aunt Ella
Emma Lewis Emma Lewis ... Cousin Evi
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Storyline

At the beginning of World War Two a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine volunteers to parachute behind enemy lines in German-occupied Yugoslavia to save fellow Jews from deportation to Nazi Death Camps. After she enlisted in the British Army she trained in Egypt as a paratrooper for the British Special Operations Executive. In the Spring of 1944 Hannah and a few colleagues were parachuted into Yugoslavia and joined a partisan group. Despite warnings against venturing into German-occupied Hungary Hannah insisted that she continue her mission. Arrested at the Hungarian border Hannah and her companions are sent to a special prison where she is interrogated under torture. However, Hannah refuses to reveal little more than her name. Written by nufs68

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

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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A well known British actress was cast as Hanna but dropped out at short notice. See more »

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Great Movie
4 December 1998 | by Michal-14See all my reviews

This is one of the best war movies I've seen. This movie shows how much some people had to fight for their people during the war. Good movie to watch.

-MICHAL


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Country:

USA | Israel | Austria | Spain

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

21 September 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocent Heroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,986, 27 November 1988

Gross USA:

$139,796

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,796
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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