• Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (2008)

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Release Date: January 28th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
After Hungarian poet Hannah Senesh leaves the safety of Palestine to rescue Jews in her native country, Nazis capture and kill her.

Cast: Joan Allen

Director: Roberta Grossman

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Balcony Releasing

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  • Tells us just about everything we might want to know about her - except why she did what she did. That important information will have to wait for another film. show more

  • The title is drawn from a verse Hannah wrote just before she was captured -- and that impulse is enough to sustain audience interest. show more

  • A limited amount of original footage -- awkwardly enhanced with reenactments -- gives the film a somewhat narrow focus. But in a way, the dry tone fits. show more

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