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Karel Kachyna

Hanele

Edition 2000
92' - 1999 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Czech
Director: Karel Kachyna Composer: Petr Hapka With: Lada Jelínková, Miro Noga, Jirí Ornest
Based on an autobiographical novella by Ivan Olbracht, the film tells the story of Hanele Safarová, who grows up just after the First World War in a little Ruthenian ‘schtetl’ which, in true Hassidic fashion, awaits the arrival of the Messiah. But Hanele decides to follow the Zionists instead. She moves to the city to prepare for her departure to the Promised Land, where she meets a successful businessman named Ivo Karadzic, who has renounced Judaism to become a free-thinker. Their love for each other doesn’t only drive Hanele’s parents to distraction, it also threatens to destroy the entire community in the ‘schtetl’.

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Credits

Director

Karel Kachyna

Composer

Petr Hapka

With

Lada Jelínková, Miro Noga, Jirí Ornest

Scenario

Jana Dudková, Ivan Olbracht

Director of Photography

Petr Hojda

Editor

Dalibor Lipský

Producer

Alice Nemanska, Helena Slavikova

More information

Dialogue

Czech

Countries of production

Czech Republic

Screenplay based on

novelle van Ivan Olbracht

Year

1999

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