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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


    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

    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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    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 Bouché, 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)