HANNA’S JOURNEY

HANNAS REISE / המסע של האנה

By Julia VON HEINZ

BLACK SHEEP FILM PRODUCTIONS LTD. - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

Hanna-a young German-goes to Israel to push
her career by working with disabled people. Itay- the Israeli
social worker, picks on her with Holocaust jokes and cynical
comments, whilst obviously flirting with her...
After a while Hanna becomes interested in her family’s history and also in Itay.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Julia VON HEINZ
    • Writer(s)
    • John QUESTER, Julia VON HEINZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Jorg SIEPMANN (2Pilots Film Production GmbH), Harry FLOTER (2Pilots Film Production GmbH), Saar YOGEV (Black Sheep Film Productions), Naomi LEVARI (Black Sheep Film Productions), Julia VON HEINZ (Kings & Queens Filmproduction), John QUESTER (Kings & Queens Filmproduction)
    • Synopsis
    • For Hanna the Holocaust is history, dealt with and duly processed in class. She is
      going to Israel for selfish motives: some months of „doing something with
      Jews“,shows democratic responsibility and helps her career. In Israel she meets
      Itay, the social worker, who picks on her with Holocaust jokes and cynical
      comments on German history, whilst obviously flirting with her. Hanna hates him,
      she thinks it has nothing to do with her. Silence has severed the personal
      historiography within families in Germany, but the basic currents have worked on
      in secrecy. Hanna realizes this more and more. Her grandparents and her detested
      mother’s behaviour made her what she is today. She can’t start from zero. So after
      a while Hanna becomes interested in her family's history, and also in Itay …
      The film asks what impact the Holocaust has for Israelis and Germans of the 3rd
      generation, how the shared past is affecting our lives today and connects us. The
      mixture of fascination and disgust which forms the German-Israeli relations, the
      neurotic, gets symbolized by the film’s complicated love story.
    • Partners & financing
    • FFF, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA, BKM, MEDIA, éQuinoxe, EATC, Israel Film Fund, Jerusalem Film Fund, BR, WDR
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2012
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