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Release Date: December 15, 2006Running Time: 87 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $20,023.00
Genre: Drama, Foreign


Sarah Polley

Tim Robbins

Julie Christie

Javier Cámara

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Hanna, a solitary and mysterious young woman, works in a factory somewhere in Europe. She speaks to no one, eats the same thing for every meal and wears a hearing aid that she turns off to protect herself from the world. Forced by her boss to take a vacation, she travels to Northern Ireland where, on a whim, she volunteers to be a nurse on an oil rig in the Irish Sea to tend to Josef who has been burned in a flash fire. The burns have left Josef temporarily blind but in flirtatious spirits and he is eager to discover who his enigmatic nurse truly is. As Hanna tends Josef's wounds, he attempts in vain to extract information about her all the while telling her about his own troubled past. Hann... Full Summary >>