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Hanna K.

Hanna K.

A Feature film by Costa Gavras

Produced by Gaumont, KG Productions

Release in France : 07/09/1983

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Actors (10)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Gaumont, KG Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

KG Productions

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

French distribution :


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Hanna K. is the story of Hanna Kaufman, a child of Holocaust survivors and an American-Jewish immigrant to Israel, who is a court-appointed lawyer assigned to defend a Palestinian, Salim Bakri, accused of terrorism and infiltration. Salim claims that he was trying to regain possession of his family house. Hanna saves him from a jail sentence, but he is deported to Jordan. Salim eventually returns, is jailed for illegal immigration, and he again asks for her services. Hanna investigates the story and discovered that Salim’s family home is now a tourist attraction in Kafr Rimon, a settlement built and lived in by Russian Jews. Bakri’s former village of Kufr Rumaneh has disappeared except for a few stones and trees.

The state’s attorneys offer Hanna a deal: if she drops the proceedings, they will arrange for Salim to become a South African citizen, and he can then return to Israel and try to get his property back. Hanna is confronted with the fact that one legacy of the Holocaust was the disposition of the Palestinians while her colleagues attempt to persuade her of the merits of the arrangement for Salim with the argument that Israel must be “defended” even if Palestinians are denied their rights.

Source : Wikipedia

Full credits (16)

Executive Producers :

Michèle Ray Gavras, Edward Lewis

Screenwriters :

Franco Solinas, Costa Gavras

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Gamet

Assistant Operator :

Jacques Labesse

Production Manager :

Gérard Crosnier

Assistant editors :

Pascale Bouche, Michèle Robert-Lauliac

Music Composer :

Gabriel Yared

Costume designer :

Édith Vesperini

Assistant directors :

Louis Becker, Claire Denis, Oury Milshtein, Avi Mograbi

Director of Photography :

Ricardo Aronovich

Sound Assistant :

Bernard Chaumeil

Camera Operator :

Philippe Brun

Editor :

Françoise Bonnot

Production Designer :

Pierre Guffroy

Casting :

Margot Capelier

Sound Mixer :

Claude Villand

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Thriller, Drama

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Coproducer countries :

Israel, France

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Nationality :

50% French (Israel, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 48 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (2)