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Hanna

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2011
  • Joe Wright
  • 106 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Action thriller starring Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana and Saoirse Ronan. Teenager Hanna has never left her home in the Finnish wilderness and has spent years in isolation being trained to be the perfect assassin by her ex-CIA father Erik. But Erik has unfinished business with the Agency and so he leaves Hanna, who is soon forced to put her skills into practice to elude the murderous attentions of a ruthless intelligence officer.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Little Red Riding Hood meets The Bourne Identity is probably the easiest way to describe this thrillingly original film from Atonement director Joe Wright, but even that doesn't really capture its unique, oddly surreal tone. Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a 16-year-old girl who has never left her remote Lapland home, where she has spent her life being tutored in the deadly skills of the assassin by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana). When the Agency comes looking for the pair, Hanna finds herself navigating unfamiliar territory, pursued by the ruthless Marissa (a brilliantly icy Cate Blanchett), who's determined to terminate her and her father. Ronan's character is utterly fascinating, a kind of holy fool who sees the modern world through innocent eyes, but who could also break your neck with a flick of her wrist. Wright also succeeds in blending the strange, almost fairy-tale atmosphere with some expertly conceived action and unusual, well-sketched supporting characters, with Tom Hollander's shell-suit wearing, peroxide-coiffed thug a particularly exotic pleasure.

Credits

Cast

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HannaSaoirse Ronan
ErikEric Bana
Marissa WieglerCate Blanchett
IsaacsTom Hollander
RachelOlivia Williams
SebastianJason Flemyng
SophieJessica Barden
MilesAldo Maland
LewisJohn MacMillan
WaltTim Beckmann
False MarissaMichelle Dockery

Crew

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DirectorJoe Wright

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2011-05-06
Languages
English | Arabic | German | Italian | French | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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