Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (2009)

Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 26mins.
Genres Period, Documentary, Historical
Keywords WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Meri Roth Actor Hannah Senesh 1 1000001
Marcela Nohynkova Actor Catherine Senesh 1 1000002
Zdenek Kozakovic Actor n/a 1 1000003
Zdenek Astr Actor n/a 1 1000004
Jinrich Hinke Actor n/a 1 1000005
Andrej Polak Actor n/a 1 1000006
Akiva Zasman Actor n/a 1 1000007
Peter Hay Actor n/a 1 1000008
Michael Berenbaum Actor n/a 1 1000009
Eve Charody Actor n/a 1 1000010
Judith Charody Actor n/a 1 1000011
Judy Baume Actor n/a 1 1000012
Alona Tal Actor Voice of Hannah Senesh 1 1000013
Joan Allen Narrator Narrator/Voice of Catherine Senesh 120790 1000014
Roberta Grossman Director n/a 2 2000001
Lisa Thomas Producer n/a 3 3000001
Roberta Grossman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Marta Kauffman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Sophie Sartain Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Sophie Sartain Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dyanna Taylor Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Blake West Editor n/a 172 7000001
Todd Boekelheide Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Frank Gampel Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Michal Soun Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Tracy Lilienfield Casting n/a 179 10000001
Rona Doron Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Amos Zipori Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Hannah Senesh, a World War II-era poet and diarist, became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Shockingly, it was the only military rescue mission for Jews during the Holocaust. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis. Incredibly, her mother Catherine witnessed the entire ordeal--first as a prisoner with Hannah and later as her advocate, braving the bombed-out streets of Budapest in a desperate attempt to save her daughter.
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