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Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
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Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
In 1944, 22-year-old Hannah Senesh parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe with a small group of Jewish volunteers from Palestine. Theirs was the only military rescue mission for Jews that occurred in World War II. Narrated by Joan Allen, the multi-award-winning BLESSED IS THE MATCH follows the remarkable journey of this young Hungarian poet and diarist, paratrooper and resistance fighter. Told through Hannah's letters, diaries, and poems, her mother's memoirs, and the recollections of those who knew and loved her (including two of her fellow parachutists), the film traces her life from her childhood in Budapest to her time in British-controlled Palestin - where she was drawn by the Kibbutz Movement that sought to build an independent Jewish state - to her daring mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Both devastating and inspiring, BLESSED IS THE MATCH offers an intimate portrait of a singularly talented, courageous and complex girl who believed that one person could be a flame that burns brightly in even the darkest hours.
Documentary / Historical / War/Western
86 min
2009
NR
New Video
English
VUDU Community
4.2
TOMATOMETER
70%
Cast & Crew
 
Roberta Grossman
Roberta Grossman
Director
Joan Allen
Joan Allen
Narrator
Meri Roth
Meri Roth
Actor
Marcela Nohynkova
Marcela Nohynkova
Actor
Zdenek Kozakovic
Zdenek Kozakovic
Actor
Jinrich Hinke
Jinrich Hinke
Actor
Alona Tal
Alona Tal
Actor
Lisa Thomas
Lisa Thomas
Producer
Marta Kauffman
Marta Kauffman
Executive Producer
Sophie Sartain
Sophie Sartain
Screenwriter