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Hanna K.

1983 - Israel / France - 1h51

Screenings : wednesday 30 - 7:15 pm - Multiplexe - 1
Hanna Kaufman, an American Jew living France, decides to leave her husband for a career in Israel. In Jerusalem she defends Selim Bakri, an illegal immigrant threatened with deportation…
Co-written with Franco Solinas (Salvatore Giuliano, La battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers), etc), writing his second screenplay, Hanna K. chooses to confront the Israeli-Palestine conflict from the angle of the dispossession of Palestinian land. Costa-Gavras treats this highly sensitive subject with great sobriety in the language and the desire to remove taboos. The narrative takes the form of a personal and irreversible awakening to injustice and is rooted in an Arab house which has become a museum. The discovery of the actual place led Costa-Gavras to say that it was this that made the story real.

Cast : Jill Clayburgh, Jean Yanne, Gabriel Byrne, Mohammad Bakri, David Clennon, Shimon Finkel, Oded Kotler, Michal Bat-Adam, Zinedine Soualem
Screenplay : Costa-Gavras, Franco Solinas
Cinematography : Ricardo Aronovich
Sound : Pierre Gamet
Editing : Françoise Bonnot
Music : Gabriel Yared

Production : K.G. Productions, Gaumont, Films A2

French distributor : KG Productions