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Hanna's War Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Maruschka Detmers stars as Hannah Senesh, a real-life Hungarian Jew who became a martyr to the cause of freedom during WW II. Though safely ensconced in Palestine at the outbreak of the war, Hannah volunteers to venture behind enemy lines in Europe on a life-or-death mission. Unfortunately, she is captured, undergoing unspeakable tortures before the Germans are finished with her. The script, based on Hannah's diaries (as edited by Yoel Palgi), surprisingly downplays heroics in favor of sensationalism; the prison scenes could just as well have been lifted from a Linda Blair "babes behind bars" picture. Even so, Detmers is excellent in the title role, while Ellen Burstyn is likewise superb as Hannah's mother. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:November 23, 1988

Cast

Ellen Burstyn
as Katalin Senesh
Maruschka Detmers
as Hanna Senesh
Anthony Andrews
as Squadron Leader McCormack
Donald Pleasence
as Rosza Gabor
David Warner
as Capt. Julian Simon
Vincenzo Ricotta
as Yoel Palgi
Christopher Fairbanks
as Ruven Dafne
Rob Jacks
as Peretz Goldstein
Serge El-Baz
as Tony
Eli Gorenstein
as Aba Berdichev
Josef El-Dror
as Yonah Rosen
Rade Serbedzija
as Captain Ivan
Dorota Stalinska
as Maritza
George Dillon
as Milenko
Teri Tordai
as Baroness Hatvany
Yehuda Efroni
as Sandor
Agi Margitai
John Stride
as Dr. Komoly
Patrick Monkton
as Kalosh
Jeff Gerner
as Lt. Colonel Simmonds
Shimon Finkel
as Ben Gurion
Ingrid Pitt
as Margit
John Rumney
as Uncle Egon
Magda Faluhelyi
as Aunt Ella
Emma Lewis
as Cousin Evi
Mordechai Tenenbaum
as Avigur
Imre Szalai
as Sergeant
Peter Czajkowski
as Andy
Miklos Nagy
as Detective
Istvan Hunyadkurthy
as Smuggler
Istvan Lakatos
as Detective
Jon Varady
as Guard
Terez Varhegyi
as Marietta
Gyorgy Gonda
as German Officer
Laura Bokonyi
as Female Prisoner
Rami Baruch
as Enzo Sireni
Balazs Blasko
as Male Secretary
Noel Davis
Patsy Byrne
as Rosie
Tamas Farkas
as Hotel Clerk
Avi Koren
as Eliyahu Golomb
Denholm Elliott
Tamas Philippovich
as Andras
Gábor Váradi
as Young Sergeant
Jozsef Lakky
as Ticket Clerk
Jozsef Imcze
as Hungarian Policeman
Magda Darvas
as Female Prisoner
Zsuzsa Palos
as Female Prisoner
Agi Margittay
as Professor Ravas
Jeremy Zimmerman
Arpad Ladanyi
as Jewish Refugee
Csaba Pethes
as Porter
Miodrag Krivokapic
as Col. Ilya
Nigel Hastings
as Jancsi

Crew

Menahem Golan
Director
Rony Yacov
Producer
Menahem Golan
Screenwriter
Yoel Palgi
Book Author
Stanley Mann
Screenwriter
Elemer Ragalyi
Cinematographer
Dov Seltzer
Composer (Music Score)
Alain Jakubowicz
Editor
Kuli Sander
Production Designer
Tivadar Bertalan
Art Director
Tibor Nell
Art Director
Menahem Golan
Co-producer
Yoram Globus
Co-producer
John Mollo
Costume Designer
Gabor Budahazy
Special Effects
Moshe Klugman
Special Effects
Nany Rosenstein
Special Effects
Alon Meir
Special Effects
Tamas Pinter
Stunts
Itzhak Kol
Production Manager
Jeremy Zimmerman
Casting
Noel Davis
Casting
Ron Hitchcock
Re-Recording Mixer
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