There is something interesting at the heart of a very small thriller for Hannah. As a viewer, you don’t have to do much to understand what it is and where it came from. Unfortunately, his influence on the film is difficult to miss. The best thing about the movie doesn’t really help him at all. When the credits are running, you may feel the contradiction of the film. However, this story will remain with you on a subconscious level. After all, that’s all that matters.
In “For Hannah”, a small town wakes up from a disaster. The bank was robbed and set on fire. There are only ruins left and people are stunned. Such a thing does not happen in this snowy, but cozy city.
The man is on the run. He could be responsible for the fire. Maybe not. When he arrives at the couple’s house, he is confronted with the grim reality of some undisclosed secrets. He takes them hostage, but the situation is far from traditional and ideal. Add to this formula a couple of law enforcement officers who do not harmonize with each other, and you get a slow-motion thriller that hits the right targets, and some skip.
It is a film born from the excess of inspiration and lack of control that sometimes weakens independent films. You can see it from a distance. It’s a pay. A pay to the films we have seen in the past, with scripts by talented screenwriters who were deeply immersed in the environment, as well as a moral dilemma that was always mentioned in the third act.
Hannah does the same. Your conclusion is long and works well. Unfortunately, the film takes too much time, and viewers first have to deal with an unfunny comedy, characters that are far from cute, and a romantic union that does not work at all. Too many tests and rehearsals that make Hannah an experiment that obviously tries too hard to fit into an effective gender model.
However, so much heart and passion can not go unnoticed. It’s not a bad movie. By no means. He simply insists on using unnecessary elements to work out the plot and the main characters. If “For Hannah” represents a very small conflict that takes place in a house with too many secrets, it is really convincing. The story, of course, flows into a predictable thriller, and then surprises you to the core with an inexplicable final event.
When I say that “for Hannah” is an experiment, it also speaks of some arguable decisions of the scriptwriters. This last dramatic turning point was unexpected and I still don’t know if it will work or not. Maybe it’s not my job to ask questions about things I can’t really understand. I would prefer the authors to tell you that. If this serves as a nice last shot in the snow, then that’s fine. If justice comes in a strange way, why not?
Do yourself a favor. Give independent genre films a chance to hit your mind. Thrillers are perhaps everyone’s favorite genre. And sometimes they work like any normal movie from a large studio. Hannah does not aspire to be everyone’s favorite. However, wouldn’t it be a boring repetition of what you’ve seen before?