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Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009)
93 min | Documentary

INSIDE HANA'S SUITCASE A Theatrical Documentary Synopsis "Inside Hana's Suitcase", is the poignant story of two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events that they endured just because they happened to ...See moreINSIDE HANA'S SUITCASE A Theatrical Documentary Synopsis "Inside Hana's Suitcase", is the poignant story of two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events that they endured just because they happened to be born Jewish. Based on the internationally acclaimed book "Hana's Suitcase" which has been translated into 40 languages, the film is an effective blend of documentary and dramatic techniques. In addition to tracing the lives of George and Hana Brady in the 1930's and 40's, "Inside Hana's Suitcase" tells the present-day story of "The Small Wings", a group of Japanese children, and how their passionate and tenacious teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, helped them solve the mystery of Hana Brady, whose name was painted on an old battered suitcase that they received from Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi death camp built in Poland. The film's plot unfolds as told through contemporary young storytellers who act as the omniscient narrators. They seamlessly transport us through 70 years of history and back and forth across three continents, and relate to us a story of unspeakable sadness and also of shining hope. For this is a Holocaust story unlike others. It provides a contemporary global perspective and lessons to be learned for a better future. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Larry Weinstein, "Inside Hana's Suitcase" is a powerful journey full of mystery and memories, brought to life through the first-hand perspectives of Fumiko, Hana's brother George, and of Hana herself. Written by Larry Weinstein See less
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Writers
Karen Levine (book: Hana's Suitcase) | Thomas Wallner
Composers
Alexina Louie (original music) | Alex Pauk (original music)
Cinematographer
Production Designer
Milan Býcek (as Milan Bycek)
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Updated Sep 27, 2009

Release date
Jan 2010 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Jindriska Hanusová
Hana (Young) Hana (Young)   See fewer
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Linda Drexlerova
Hana (Older) Hana (Older)   See fewer
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Daniel Hajek
George (Young) George (Young)   See fewer
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Karim Tarakji
George (Older) George (Older)   See fewer
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Nikol Fischerová
Marketa Brady Marketa Brady   See fewer
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Radek Koula
Karel Brady Karel Brady   See fewer
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Peter Poldauf
Uncle Ludvik Uncle Ludvik   See fewer
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Alice Laksarová
Aunt Heda Aunt Heda   See fewer
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Karolína Brosová
Cousin Vera Cousin Vera   See fewer
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Alena Dlouhá
Grandmother Grandmother   See fewer
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Jana Hanackova
Friedl Dicker-Brandeis Friedl Dicker-Brandeis   See fewer
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Oxana Anton
Piano Teacher Piano Teacher   See fewer
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Pavel Ira
Walter Eisinger Walter Eisinger   See fewer
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Jakub Kuca
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Natalie Cupakova
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George Grosman
Radio Announcer / Karel Brady (voice) Radio Announcer / Karel Brady (voice)   See fewer
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Hana Brady
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Lara Brady
Self (as Lara Hana Brady) Self (as Lara Hana Brady)   See fewer
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Petr Puha
Gestapo Gestapo   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 149 votes