Hannah and Her Sisters

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A Woody Allen Manhattan mosaic, Hannah and Her Sisters concerns the lives, loves, and infidelities among a tightly-knit artistic clan. Hannah Mia Farrow regularly meets with her sisters Holly Dianne Wiest and Lee Barbara Hershey to discuss the week's events. It's what they don't always tell each other that forms the film's various subplots. Hannah is married to accountant and financial planner Elliot Michael Caine, who carries a torch for Lee, who in turn lives with pompous Soho artist Frederick Max Von Sydow. ...
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Overview

A Woody Allen Manhattan mosaic, Hannah and Her Sisters concerns the lives, loves, and infidelities among a tightly-knit artistic clan. Hannah Mia Farrow regularly meets with her sisters Holly Dianne Wiest and Lee Barbara Hershey to discuss the week's events. It's what they don't always tell each other that forms the film's various subplots. Hannah is married to accountant and financial planner Elliot Michael Caine, who carries a torch for Lee, who in turn lives with pompous Soho artist Frederick Max Von Sydow. Meanwhile, Holly, a neurotic actress and eternal loser in love, dates TV producer Mickey Allen, who used to be married to Hannah and spends most of the film convinced that he's about to die. Appearing in supporting parts are Lloyd Nolan and Maureen O'Sullivan Farrow's real mom, as the eternally bickering husband-and-wife acting team who are the parents of Hannah and her sisters. The film begins and ends during the family's traditional Thanksgiving dinner, filmed in Farrow's actual New York apartment. Unbilled cameos are contributed by Sam Waterston as one of Wiest's brief amours and Tony Roberts as one of Allen's friends. Hannah and Her Sisters collected Oscars for Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest, and Woody Allen's screenplay.
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The film that, in the words of one critic, established Woody Allen as the urban poet of our anxiety-ridden age, Hannah and Her Sisters was Allen's most accomplished film since Manhattan. Returning Allen to the landscape of his beloved Manhattan, Hannah was a warm, perceptive, deeply human affair with a distinctly Chekhovian feel (starting from its three sisters motif), a dramatic comedy that elevated longing, discontent, and hope into a kind of artistic expression. The film seemed to differ from Allen's previous works in its attitude; with Hannah, he seemed to reach a state of contentment, pleasing himself as he pleased his audience. The cinema's undisputed kingpin of neurosis and self-doubt, Allen had always produced material that was dependably quick-witted and literate, but tinged with perpetual dissatisfaction. With Hannah, Allen finally appeared to be enjoying himself, and in so doing he set a new standard for both himself and other comedy filmmakers. Rich, intricately detailed, and novel-like in its narrative scope, it was perhaps Allen's most complete and satisfying film, taking its cues from his past work while beckoning in new directions for the future.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/15/2013
  • UPC: 883904284901
  • Original Release: 1986
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 2,840

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen Mickey
Mia Farrow Hannah
Barbara Hershey Lee
Dianne Wiest Holly
Carrie Fisher April
Michael Caine Elliott
Maureen O'Sullivan Norma
Lloyd Nolan Hannah's father
Max von Sydow Frederick
Daniel Stern Dusty
Paul Bates Theater Manager
Lewis Black Paul
Carrotte Theater Executive
Maria Chiara Manon Lescaut
Christian Clemenson Larry
Ken Costigan Father Flynn
Artie Decheser Hannah's Twin
Stephen Defluiter Dr. Brooks
John Doumanian Thanksgiving Guest
Moses Farrow Hannah's Child
Joanna Gleason Carol
Susan Gordon-Clark Hostess
Daniel Haber Krishna
Verno O. Hobson Mavis
Richard Jenkins Dr. Wilkes
Julie Kavner Gail
Tracy Kennedy Brunch Guest
Ivan Kronenfeld Lee's Husband
Bernie Leighton Audition Pianist
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Mary
Rusty Magee Ron
Fred Melamed Fr. Grey
Helen Miller Mickey's Mother
Mary Pappas Theater Executive
Beverly Peer Bass Player
Leo Postrel Mickey's Father
Daisy Previn Hannah's Child
Fletcher Farrow Previn
Benno Schmidt Dr. Smith
Rob Scott Drummer
Rob Scott Drummer
Bobby Short Himself
The 39 Steps Rock Band
William Sturgis Elliot's Analyst
John Turturro Writer
J.T. Walsh Ed Smythe
Sam Waterston David
Ira Wheeler Dr. Abel
Technical Credits
Woody Allen Director, Screenwriter
Fern Buchner Makeup
Robert Greenhut Producer
Carol Joffe Set Decoration/Design
Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Susan E. Morse Editor
Carlo Di Palma Cinematographer
Jack Rollins Executive Producer
Ezra Swerdlow Associate Producer, Production Manager
Juliet Taylor Casting
Stuart Wurtzel Production Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Woody Allen Movie Ever

    This movie has everything to entertain: romance,conflict,great music, fabulous one-liners, beautifully photographed Manhatten, neurosis - XXX, and a twist at the end. It is a lovely glass of wine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "I had a great evening it was like the Nuremberg Trials."

    Arguably one of Woody Allen's two or three finest films to date, "Hannah and Her Sisters" shifts his own figure further away from the center of the story than he has ever been before, treating him as one of nine prominent characters in the action. Allen's screenplay weaves in ingenious tapestry around three sisters, their parents, assorted mates, lovers, and friends (including Allen as Hanna's ex-husband Mickey Sachs). A Chekhovian exploration of upper-middle-class world of a group of New Yorkers a decade after "Annie Hall", "Hannah" is deliberately episodic in structure, its sequences separated by Brechtian title cards that suggest thematic elements of each succeeding segment. Yet it is an extraordinary seamless film, unified by the family at its center three Thanksgiving dinner scenes at key intervals, an exquisite color celebration of an idyllic New York City and music by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Puccini (among others) that italicizes the genuinely romantic nature of the film's tone. The most optimistic of Allen's major films, "Hannah" restores its inhabitants to a world of pure comedy, their futures epitomized by the fate of Mickey Sachs. For once, the Allen figure is a man who will live happily ever after, a man formerly sterile, now apparently fertile, as is comedy's magical way. [filmfactsman]

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