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Hanna (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 8 April 2011 (USA)
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A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Director:

Joe Wright

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Seth Lochhead (screenplay), David Farr (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saoirse Ronan ... Hanna
Eric Bana ... Erik Heller
Vicky Krieps ... Johanna Zadek (as Vicky Kreips)
Cate Blanchett ... Marissa Wiegler
Paris Arrowsmith ... CIA Tech #1
John Macmillan ... Lewis
Tim Beckmann ... Walt
Paul Birchard Paul Birchard ... Bob
Christian Malcolm Christian Malcolm ... Head of Ops
Jamie Beamish ... Burton
Tom Hodgkins Tom Hodgkins ... Monitor
Vincent Montuel Vincent Montuel ... Camp G Doctor #1
Nathan Nolan ... Camp G Doctor #2
Michelle Dockery ... False Marissa
Jessica Barden ... Sophie
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Storyline

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. Written by Focus Features

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Young. Sweet. Innocent. Deadly. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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USA | UK | Germany

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English | French | German | Italian | Arabic | Spanish

Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,370,549, 10 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,259,119, 7 July 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,782,078, 7 July 2011
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Boyle was developing Hanna with screenwriter Seth Lochhead in early 2009, but eventually left the project. See more »

Goofs

When Hanna jumps in the river after the chase in the container yard, Isaacs is wearing his yellow jogging suit, without blood on it. When we next see him while Marissa is interrogating the family, he is flipping a section of steel pipe end over end in his hand, but his jogging suit is spattered with blood. All the family members are still alive, so where did the blood come from? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hanna: I just missed your heart.
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Crazy Credits

Words are spoken during the credits. At the end of the first song: "Music: A combination of sounds with a view to beauty of form and expression of emotion". And after the end credits: "Schlaf weiter" (sleep on). See more »

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References M (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiddi Nettat Ayane
Written by El Houcine Ettaousy
Performed by Houcine Ettaousy, Abdelkrim Anddam and Houcine Fadel
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User Reviews

Run Hanna Run
18 November 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Joe Wright's 'Hanna' opens with a teenager (the title character) hunting a reindeer in a snowy forest. What soon follows is a carefully choreographed and skillfully shot battle sequence between Hanna and the person who, as revealed sooner, happens to be her father. Wright holds the viewer's interest right from the very beginning and takes us through a mesmerizing chase as Hanna continues to fight and run. Although the pacing is slow at times, suspense is well maintained. There is some humour which is cleverly incorporated.

The exotic locations are pleasing to look at and the Chemical Brothers's unique score is magic. The cinematography, especially the long shots, are outstanding. Examples include the scene where Erik is being followed by Marissa's agents. The shootout scenes are also exceptionally well done. I only thought that the upside-down shots were sometimes overdone.

The performances are topnotch. Saoirse Ronan shows tremendous potential and proves that she can lead a film. Cate Blanchett is terrific as the ruthless Marissa even though her accent sounds odd at times. Erik Bana is brilliant with his restrained performance.

A slick thriller with strong performances, an awesome soundtrack and great suspense, what's not to like about 'Hanna'?


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