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Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009)

INSIDE HANA'S SUITCASE A Theatrical Documentary Synopsis "Inside Hana's Suitcase", is the poignant story of two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events... See full summary »


Larry Weinstein


Karen Levine (book), Thomas Wallner

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jindriska Hanusová Jindriska Hanusová ... Hana (Young)
Linda Drexlerova Linda Drexlerova ... Hana (Older)
Daniel Hajek Daniel Hajek ... George (Young)
Karim Tarakji Karim Tarakji ... George (Older)
Nikol Fischerová Nikol Fischerová ... Marketa Brady
Radek Koula Radek Koula ... Karel Brady
Peter Poldauf Peter Poldauf ... Uncle Ludvik
Alice Laksarová Alice Laksarová ... Aunt Heda
Karolína Brosová Karolína Brosová ... Cousin Vera
Alena Dlouhá Alena Dlouhá ... Grandmother
Jana Hanackova Jana Hanackova ... Friedl Dicker-Brandeis
Oxana Anton Oxana Anton ... Piano Teacher
Pavel Ira Pavel Ira ... Walter Eisinger
Jakub Kuca Jakub Kuca
Raphael Hadler Raphael Hadler


INSIDE HANA'S SUITCASE A Theatrical Documentary Synopsis "Inside Hana's Suitcase", is the poignant story of two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events that they endured just because they happened to be born Jewish. Based on the internationally acclaimed book "Hana's Suitcase" which has been translated into 40 languages, the film is an effective blend of documentary and dramatic techniques. In addition to tracing the lives of George and Hana Brady in the 1930's and 40's, "Inside Hana's Suitcase" tells the present-day story of "The Small Wings", a group of Japanese children, and how their passionate and tenacious teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, helped them solve the mystery of Hana Brady, whose name was painted on an old battered suitcase that they received from Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi death camp built in Poland. The film's plot unfolds as told through contemporary young storytellers who act as the omniscient narrators. They seamlessly transport us ... Written by Larry Weinstein

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English | Czech | Japanese

Release Date:

January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mala de Hana See more »

Filming Locations:

Muskoka, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital


Black and White | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Wonderful Documentary
22 July 2019 | by lcvanattaSee all my reviews

Documentaries like this are important to remind everyone about the heartbreak of the Holocaust. It has been over 70 years, yet the lessons we assumed were learned still are there as so many cultures remain unenlightened to human suffering. Watch this and remember.

And, to the woman who gave a bad review because her DVD did not work, please use the brain God gave you and take your silly complaint down. Reviews are to be about the documentary, not about the quality of your DVD. By senselessly posting a bad review, not about the documentary, but about your DVD, you diminish the subject matter of this documentary, which is an affront to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust, as well as the Holocaust survivors, which is much more important than your silly DVD.

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