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US Premiere


Directed by Andreas Gruber

Austria, Germany | 120 minutes | 2016

German with English subtitles

In the Austrian provincial town, Wels, we meet nine-year-old Johanna, a good Catholic girl growing up in the late 1960's. When her blind grandmother Ruth tells her the secret about their Jewish past, the "sleeping dogs" of the family history awake. The older townspeople know exactly which neighbors were the very worst Nazis before reinventing themselves as devout Catholics. Johanna, however, is determined not to hide. She wants to be proud of her heritage and changes her name to Hanna. But little does she know, the "sleeping dogs" are now awake, and starting to bark, and they still have their teeth.

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Andreas Gruber was born in Wels, Austria. His films have received several international awards, including a special Jury Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Besides his career in filmmaking, he teaches at the University of Television and Film in Munich, Germany.
Foreign Title Hanna's Schlafende Hunde
Director Andreas Gruber
Countries of Production Austria, Germany
Year of Presentation 2016
Language(s) German with English subtitles
Premiere Status US Premiere
Runtime 120 minutes
Principal Cast Hannelore Eiser, Nike Seitz, Franziska Weisz, Rainer Egger, Elfriede Irrall
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