Hanna's War (1988)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, War


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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.


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  • Donald Pleasence and Maruschka Detmers in Hanna's War (1988)
  • Anthony Andrews in Hanna's War (1988)
  • Dorota Stalinska in Hanna's War (1988)
  • Donald Pleasence and David Warner in Hanna's War (1988)
  • Ellen Burstyn and Maruschka Detmers in Hanna's War (1988)
  • Dorota Stalinska in Hanna's War (1988)

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14 June 2002 | rps-2
6
| Overwrought but well done
The cinematography is brilliant, some of it (the seashore scenes in Israel) visual poetry. Donald Pleasance is superb as the smiling villain, a character he has done so well in other films. But on the whole, this movie is overwrought, overly long and a bit over the top. I've seen operas where people don't take as long to die as they do here. Are these real people and is this a true story? The closing credits lead you to believe that. But I was a little suspicious. It wouldn't be the first time Hollywood has used phoney "what happened to them" capsules in the closing credits to enhance a fictional story. I'm also impressed how Hanna keeps her lipstick perfect right through basic training, a parachute jump into enemy territory, riding with the partisans and being tortured. But then thats Hollywood I guess. Overall it's quite a watchable film despite these criticisms.

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Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Biography | Drama | War

Details

Release Date:

21 September 1988

Language

English, Hungarian


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Hungary

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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