Archive of films Hanna / Hanna
USA / United Kingdom / Germany
2011, 111 min
Section: Midnight Screenings
Sixteen-year-old Hanna grew up in the wilds of Finland. Her father has trained her as the perfect assassin and now he is sending her out into the world where she will have to fight for her life in the name of vengeance. Will she be able to fight for her right to a normal life as well? In an all-star cast, Joe Wright’s psychological thriller is dominated by the excellent lead, Saoirse Ronan, who received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Wright’s film Atonement (2007).
Sixteen-year-old Hanna grew up in the wilds of Finland; her only companion was her father Erik. An ex-CIA agent, Erik has trained the girl as the perfect assassin, combining strength, courage, stamina and intelligence. When Hanna feels that she is as prepared as she’ll ever be, her father sends her on a mission whose objective is to exact retribution against former colleague Marissa Wiegler, now a highly-placed CIA operative. The tough and ruthless professional, who once fundamentally influenced Hanna’s destiny, sets out with her deadly commando in pursuit of the girl; the latter, however, is no helpless victim by any means. As the chase moves away from the North African wilderness into Europe, Hanna begins to uncover the mystery of her own existence. Will she be able to fight for her right to self-determination and a normal life? In an all-star cast, Joe Wright’s psychological thriller is dominated by the excellent lead, Saoirse Ronan, who received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Wright’s film Atonement (2007).
About the director
Joe Wright (b. 1972, London) was acknowledged early on for his short films Crocodile Snap (1997 – BAFTA nomination) and The End (1998). He made major inroads in television, where he was involved in the mini-series "The Nature Boy” (2000), "Bodily Harm” (2002) and "Charles II – The Power and the Passion” (2003), and the award-winning show "Bob & Rose” (2001). He debuted in film in 2005 with an adaptation of the classic novel by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice (2005), which brought him a string of awards, including a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer. He cemented his commercial popularity with an original adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement (2007), which won BAFTAs for Best Film and Best Production Design, an Oscar for Best Original Score, and Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Original Score. After his drama The Soloist (2009), based on real events, he came up with the thriller Hanna (2011).
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Screenplay:||Seth Lochhead, David Farr|
|Dir. of Photography:||Alwin Küchler|
|Music:||Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons (The Chemical Brothers)|
|Producer:||Leslie Holleran, Marty Adelstein, Scott Nemes|
|Cast:||Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng|
|Contact:||Falcon a.s., Sony Pictures Entertainment|