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INSIDE HANA’S SUITCASE

Inside Hana’s Suitcase is the story of what happened to two Jewish children when the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939. It is also the story of some contemporary Japanese children, and how their teacher helped them solve the mystery of Hana Brady whose name was painted on a battered suitcase from Auschwitz. There were no clues as to Hana’s identity or what might have happened to her but the students kept asking: “Who was Hana? Where did she live? What happened to her?” Their teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, knew she had to find out, both for her students and for herself. Inside Hana’s Suitcase is a documentary journey full of mystery and memories, brought to life through the perspectives of Fumiko, Hana’s brother, George, and Hana herself.

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Larry Weinstein
Director

Larry Weinstein is Canada’s pre-eminent director of music films. His most recent film, Mozartballs, released in 2006, is a television documentary about the great composer’s legacy in our crazy modern times. Burnt Toast, produced in 2005, is a collection of eight short comic operas about love. He has won numerous International Emmy and Gemini Awards, and an Oscar nomination in 1985 for Making Overtures – The Story of a Community Orchestra. In 1998, Solidarity Song: The Hanns Eisler Story won the Louvre's Classique en Images award as the best film on the arts over a three-year span. Inside Hana’s Suitcase is Weinstein’s first feature documentary.

Digital Betacam
High definition

75 minutes

Colour

Aspect ratio

16:9

Original version in English, Czech, Japanese and German

Subtitled in English

Genre

Documentary

Producers

Larry Weinstein

Jessica Daniel

Director

Larry Weinstein

Scriptwriter

Thomas Wallner

Directors of Photography

Horst Ziedler

Chris Romeike

Editor

David New

Sound

Jason Milligan

Sanjay Mehta

With

George Brady

Fumiko Ishioka

Production

Rhombus Media Inc.
99 Spadina Ave.
Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3P8
Canada
(416) 971-7856
(416) 971-9647
info@rhombusmedia.com
www.rhombusmedia.com


Coproduction – Czech Republic

In Film Praha spol. s.r.o
Machova
Prague, 
2 120 00
Czech Republic
420 222 515 424
420 222 510 613
biermann@infilm.cz


Distribution – Canada

Christal Films
455, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest
Bureau 300
Montreal, Quebec
H2L 2R3
Canada
(514) 878-2282
(514) 878-2419
info@filmseville.com
www.filmsseville.com


International distribution

Rhombus International Inc.
99 Spadina Ave.
Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3P8
Canada
(416) 971-7856
(416) 971-9647
rhombus@rhombusmedia.com
www.rhombusmedia.com



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