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Hanna K. (1983)

R | | Drama | 1983 (Israel)
An Israeli lawyer is defending a Palestinian charged by The Military Court System in the Israeli-Occupied Territories. It's a tough case because of a strong political background.

Director:

Costa-Gavras

Writers:

Franco Solinas (original scenario), Costa-Gavras (original scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Clayburgh ... Hanna Kaufman
Jean Yanne ... Victor Bonnet
Gabriel Byrne ... Joshua Herzog
Mohammad Bakri ... Selim Bakri (as Mohammed Bakri)
David Clennon ... Amnon
Shimon Finkel Shimon Finkel ... Prof. Leventhal
Oded Kotler ... The 'stranger'
Michal Bat-Adam ... Russian woman
Dafna Levy Dafna Levy ... Dafna
Dan Muggia Dan Muggia ... Capt. Allenby-Bridge
Robert Sommer Robert Sommer ... President-Court
Bruno Corazzari ... Court president
Amnon Kapeliouk Amnon Kapeliouk ... Judge
Ronald Guttman ... Prison director
Dalik Wollinitz ... Sergeant at checkpoint (as Dalik Volonitz)
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Storyline

Hanna Kaufman is a Jewish-American, who moved to Israel and now works as a defense lawyer there. Her troubles start when she's court-appointed to defend Palestinian Salim Bakri, who's been arrested and charged by the military tribunal with belonging to a terrorist network. Bakri claims that he's an innocent victim of prosecution by the Israeli state, because he wants his family's property back. Hanna investigates his claims and realizes that he may not be lying. The prosecutor proposes a way to both get rid of Bakri and not give in to his demands. Hanna must decide whether to give in and possibly save her client's life or fight for what she, as the child of Holocaust survivors, believes to be right. This case takes a tall on her personal life as well.

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Drama

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Trivia

The film was restored in 2014 by KG Productions with the support of the CNC under the supervision of Costa-Gavras by Éclair Group. See more »

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Referenced in Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (2010) See more »

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How many reputable "heavyweight" directors are there -
14 October 1999 | by allyjackSee all my reviews

Far from successful movie makes some distinctly weird artistic choices, right up to the last scene The rather adventurous underlying structure (Hanna's emotional confusion and attempt to forge a workable life and career, while poised between a politically and ideologically adventurous mix of men) needs a far more dynamic, less portentous telling than is employed here. The movie is mostly tedious and arbitrary and seems like a very odd way of approaching the undoubtedly important underlying issues. Clayburgh isn't a very exciting presence, and the men around her just float in and out - the forging of oppositions and conflicts leads us not to a heightened appreciation of the broader politics but just to melodramatic excess (for example, D.A. Byrne opposes her in court with particular enmity, but later - despite little apparent chemistry - she has a child with him even though their differences remain largely unreconciled : you just stare blankly at all this...)


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Country:

Israel | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,336, 2 October 1983

Gross USA:

$114,247
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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