The 2011 adventure thriller “Hanna” from Focus Features was directed by Joe Wright with the screenplay written by David Farr based on a story by Seth Lochhead. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Niels Arestrup, Olivia Williams, Tom Hollander and Jason Flemyng.
Hanna’s (Saoirse Ronan) destiny has been carefully orchestrated by several people in her life, most prominently her father Erik Heller (Eric Bana) an ex-CIA operative. For reasons unknown to Hanna, she has ben raised in the barren wilds of Finland, far away from normal civilization. She is not your ordinary teenage girl; she has been raised and trained as a military solider to be the perfect assasin.
As a result of her rigorous training, Hanna has the cunning, strength and endurance that makes her a serious adversary. Her father has done all of this with one reason in mind; to send her on a mission that only she can accomplish. With understanding that the primary rule of survival is to “adapt or die” Hanna faces a critical crossroad in her adolescence when she receives the details of her assignment.
Heller is seen by the authorities as a rogue operative by Agent Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett) who decides to bring send troops to capture him but find only Hanna. As the assignment begins, Hanna’s world changes as she is taken into custody where her first target is located. When Hanna eliminates her target and escapes, Wiegler issues orders for her capture. But Wiegler knows more about Hanna than she is telling anyone and as Hanna succeeds in eluding the agents dispatched after her she becomes more of a threat to uncovering the truth about Wiegler’s activities outside of the realm of her official duties.
Meanwhile Hanna is facing new realities about her life and her mission. In her struggle for survival and to accomplish her mission, she begins to question her purpose as discovers information about her existence and her father as she closes in on her ultimate target.
Now more determined than ever to uncover the truth, she confronts circumstances that her father had not explained to her. For the first time in her life she is in contact with other people who live a life much different from what she was taught to expect.
Torn between her father’s training and her own experience, Hanna braces herself for the ultimate showdown with Agent Wiegler to uncover the truth.