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->''"I just missed your heart."''

A 2011 action-thriller (with SpeculativeFiction elements) starring SaoirseRonan, Eric Bana and CateBlanchett, reuniting Ronan with ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' director JoeWright.

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl brought up in the frozen wastes of Finland with her father Erik ([[TheDanza Bana]]) who has been training her to be the perfect assassin. On a mission from her father, Hanna treks across Europe towards an uncertain goal while being pursued by a shadowy CIA operative (Blanchett). Hanna begins to uncover details of her past and about her true nature all the while poignantly coming to grips with a totally unfamiliar world and kicking more than the occasional ass.

The film boasts a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome soundtrack by ''The Chemical Brothers'']] and striking cinematography.

''Hanna'' has also gained some recent notoriety after it was revealed that it's writer will also be working on the screenplay for the ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' movie.

Be warned: spoilers ahead.
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!!Tropes Include:

* ActingUnnatural: The agent following Erik down the stairs.
* ActionGirl: Hanna, naturally.
* {{Adorkable}}: Hanna, as well as Erik, to an extent.
* AirVentPassageway
* AllThereInTheManual: Isaacs' first name is Michael, and his henchmen are named Titch and Razor.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Invoked with Hanna. She [[spoiler: rejects the Spanish boy's kiss, but kisses a girl later on]]. Considering her upbringing, it's not likely that sexuality is something she understands very well.
* AnimalMotifs: Goes hand in hand with FairyTaleMotifs. For example, Marissa is both TheBigBadWolf (obsessed with her teeth, [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood pursues a little girl]], [[ItMakesSenseInContext emerges from a wolf's maw]] in the climax) and the [[CunningLikeAFox Cunning Vixen]] ([[EvilRedhead red-headed]], crafty and mendacious).
* {{Badass}}:
** BadassAdorable: Hanna is cute as a button, and she'll floor you with no trouble at all.
** BadassFamily: Hanna and Erik, [[spoiler: although they're not actually blood-related]].
** BadassNormal: Erik
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler: Hanna]]
* BigBad: Marissa Wiegler.
* BiTheWay: Sophie, or at least she'll try it as the cool thing to do.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Isaacs.
* BodyDouble: Marissa sends one in to meet with Hanna rather than go near her herself.
* BookEnds[=/=]MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:"I just missed your heart," followed by a gunshot and a cut to the title]]
* BourgeoisBohemian: Sophie's parents, Rachel and Sebastian. Especially Rachel.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Sophie. [[HiddenDepths At first]].
* BrutalHonesty: In the sense of lacking tact rather than being nice. When asked how her mother died, Hanna bluntly responds that she was shot three times.
* CallToAdventure: Hanna believes she's "ready" for the world. When Erik agrees, he gives her a radio transponder that will reveal their position to the CIA (specifically, Marissa) if she chooses to switch it on.
* CampStraight: Isaacs' sexuality is pretty ambiguous.
* ChekhovsGun:
** The camera focused on Weigler's shoes more than strictly necessary, but it's still surprising [[spoiler: that they cause her to trip and fall to her death.]]
** ChekhovsSkill: As soon as Hanna grabbed [[spoiler: the arrow]] in the climax, everybody knew how the movie would end.
* ChildSoldier: Hanna puts all other child soldiers to shame.
* {{CIA}}: It was involved in some shady stuff. [[spoiler:They had been genetically modifying fetuses to grow up to be efficient killing machines.]]
* ClimbingClimax
* ContainerMaze: Features a (particularly epic) chase scene through one of these. WordOfGod says the setting was chosen because the stacks of containers were reminiscent of the building blocks of some gigantic child.
* CreepyChild: Hanna is incredibly sweet, innocent and soft-spoken...but will shoot a solider in the face without hesitation.
** Miles, Sophie's little brother, takes a lot of pictures but doesn't talk much.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath‎: Issacs and this thugs [[spoiler:hang Mr. Grimm by the ankles and use him for target practise with a makeshift bow]].
* CuteBruiser: Hanna through and through.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Marissa, who sends in a BodyDouble to meet with Hanna rather than get near her herself. For that matter, so is the guy monitoring the CCTV when he realizes Hanna's behavior isn't quite right.
* DeathByFallingOver: [[spoiler:Marissa. Although it was the bullet to the heart that finished her off, slipping and falling down the slide (while having already lost a lot of blood from an arrow to the hip) played a significant role in her [[IncrediblyLamePun downfall]]]].
* DepravedBisexual: Isaacs runs a back-alley prostitution club that caters to extreme sexual tastes.
* TheDragon: Isaacs to Marissa.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Moroccan facility
* EmotionlessGirl: Hanna, [[spoiler:or so it seems for a while.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Isaac's mooks are [[http://oi60.tinypic.com/al1c0k.jpg Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice]].
* EvilIsHammy: Isaacs all the way.
* EvilRedhead: Marissa.
* {{Expy}}: Hanna is what you'll likely get if you mixed [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] with [[{{X-23}} Laura Kinny.]]
* FairyTaleMotifs
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Erik's training means Hanna can take down a reindeer or a squad of goons, he drills her on several languages and reads the encyclopaedia to her. But things like music and fiction are off-message, and Hanna only reads a book of fairy tales.
* FracturedFairyTale: An inevitable interpretation of the movie, thanks to the numerous fairy-tale {{Shout Out}}s.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Used several times, particularly when [[spoiler:Marissa shoots Hanna's grandmother and when Erik impales Isaacs]], probably to keep the PG-13 rating. Still, it's pretty intense.
* GranolaGirl: Rachel seems to be this what with her lectures about not wearing make-up and her general hippie tendencies.
* {{Grimmification}}: Kind of. The movie can be interpreted as a [[FracturedFairyTale fractured modern fairy-tale]] that plays the horror in its sources for all its worth.
** Fittingly, Hanna owns a copy of Grimm's fables, and a Grimm-themed theme park is featured heavily in the third act, watched over by a man named Wilhelm Grimm.
* HatesBeingTouched: Implied with Hanna.
* HiddenDepths: Hanna comes off as cold and disconnected on the outside, but experiences very strong emotions and a deep sense of wonder.
* HitmanWithAHeart: [[spoiler:Hanna, again!]]
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Her Own Petard]]: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:Marissa is killed with her own Walther [=PP=] by Hanna.]]
* [[spoiler:IAmNotYourFather]]: It seemed to genuinely pain him to admit it.
* IdiotBall: Riding along in Sophie's family's camper van, Hanna notices that they are being tailed, presumably by people wishing to hunt her down. She says nothing about this, even when Sophie's mother stops to read the map. It's possible that she didn't want to alarm the family by telling them.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The fate of [[spoiler:Isaacs]], although we don't really see it (see GoryDiscretionShot).
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: "Can I borrow your pen?"
* ImprovisedWeapon: Need an instant bow to shoot your arrow? [[spoiler: Why not a bungee cord?]]
* IndyHatRoll: Hanna, as she escaped the CIA holding facility.
* IronicNurseryTune: Isaac's leitmotif ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE4_XlnNCcs&feature=channel_video_title The Devil is in the Details]]) sounds like this.
* JumpScare: Hanna opens the curtains to a window and we see Marissa's eye. Complete with ScareChord.
* [[spoiler:KillEmAll: By the end of the movie, Hanna is probably the only named character still alive (five characters if Sophie and her family were left alive, since whether or not they were killed is up to debate), and how long that's true depends on how bad the gunshot wound was. The alternate ending (which, in all honesty, really just adds to the movie's ending rather than change it), shows that she does survive, however.]]
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedTykeBomb]]: Hanna.
* [[spoiler:LastOfHerKind: Hanna is the sole survivor of a super soldier program terminated by Marissa.]]
* LeaveNoWitnesses: Isaacs is fond of torturing and killing the people he interrogates. Whether or not Marissa let [[spoiler: Sophie and her family]] go free is left up in the air.
* LeParkour: A little bit in the shipping-container scene.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Isaacs' theme, first heard in the club, then later with Isaac whistling. Hanna also gets her own theme, aptly titled "Hanna's theme."
* LittleMissBadass: TheMovie.
* Literature/LittleRedRidingHood: The film is full of visual and verbal references, of varying levels of directness, to ''Grimm's Fairytales'' in general and this story in particular.
* MamaBear: Implied with [[spoiler:Marissa. She's not the biological mother, but it's touched on a few times that she may consider herself something of a mother to Hanna as Marissa had headed the project that created Hanna. Epitomized when she screams, "Don't you walk away from me, young lady!" at the end.]]
* MutualKill: By the film's end, [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that [[spoiler: Hanna survives while Marissa was mortally wounded.]]
* NeckSnap: Hanna uses a rare from-the-front version to kill [[spoiler:the false Marissa.]]
* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Isaacs has a particularly creepy one.
* OminousMusicBoxTune: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbkp8yRxUGI The Sandman.]]
* {{Omniglot}}: Hanna is incredibly adept at foreign languages.
* TheOner: A particularly impressive one. Going from a long walk to an expertly choreographed brawl with a handful of {{mooks}}.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: SaoirseRonan just can't decide how thick to make Hanna's German accent.
** Which is funny considering that when her character actually do speaks german in one earlier scene her pronouncation sounds heavily off, as any native speaker will immediately recognize.
*** But it's worth noting that it's not entirely certain what Hanna's first language is supposed to be.
** Australian CateBlanchett dons a southern accent. It's not entirely convincing, although the character is implied to be German.
** Also in-universe, Hanna and Erik's accents show up even when they're speaking foreign languages.
* OutDamnedSpot: The first time we see Marissa, she wakes up and goes through her morning routine, including brushing her teeth. Later, as she's wound up by events, we see her brushing her teeth again, hard enough to draw blood.
* PosthumousCharacter: Johanna Zadek, Hanna's mother.
* PostModernism: One interpretation.
* ProperlyParanoid: Marissa and her BodyDouble.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Isaac's goons dress like neo-nazis skinheads. But they're actually S.H.A.R.P. skinheads.
* RaisedByWolves:
** Erik might have taught Hanna to be a brutal fighter, drilled the encyclopedia and several languages into her, but basic human interaction is a bit beyond her.
** Hanna's time with Sophie's family particularly emphasizes this, her FirstKiss being an excellent example.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:After being the "recruiter" of the super-soldier experiment, Erik dedicates the last fourteen years of his life ensuring that Hanna will have the strength to survive, even attempting to give her a good (albeit incomplete) academic education. After Hanna learns the truth about him, he draws everyone's attention so she can get away. Just as he dispatches the hitmen, Marissa finally catches up with him and kills him.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Sophie and Hanna, {{lampshaded}} in that Sophie wears pink and Hanna wears blue in many of their scenes together.
* RedShirtArmy: Refreshingly scarce. There are a few RedShirt deaths, but not as much as you might expect in an action movie.
* RevealingCoverup
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Sophie and Hanna.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Hanna is a total badass, but socially inept and new to the world. This is particularly noticeable in the scene in the Moroccan hotel when she is overcome with sensory overload thanks to all of the electric gadgets around.
* SceneryPorn: And how! There are gorgeous shots of a frozen lake in Finland and the deserts of Morocco especially. And there's the decaying amusement park in Germany too.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Saoirse Ronan is about to shoot you with an arrow.
* SensoryOverload: Hanna has had virtually no interaction with modern technology. You can imagine the panic when she finds herself surrounded by a boiling electrical kettle, a loud TV, a humming ceiling fan and the buzz of flickering florescent lights. It really doesn't help that some military helicopters are seen on TV, considering the CIA raided her house with helecopters.
* SheCleansUpNicely: [[http://s-ronan.com/photos/albums/Photos/MovieProductions/2011-Hanna/MovieCaptures/590.jpg Hanna]].
* ShipTease: [[LesYay Hanna and Sophie]]. It's the strongest connection Hanna makes. Also, [[spoiler: they kiss, though the commentary suggests that Hanna sees a kiss as a sign of love, not sex]]. Sophie is also still willing to lie for her even after she sees Hanna brutally beat people. And then there's the fact that Sophie's first thought upon meeting Hanna again was 'I might like to be a lesbian.'
* ShownTheirWork: When fleeing from the Galinki faculty, Erik and Johanna are driving a Polish car ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FSO_Polonez Polonez]]), which was heavily in use during the 1990s. It even spots a period-accurate registration plates.
* ShrinkingViolet: Hanna to the extreme, due to having no human contact her whole life except for Erik.
** Sophie's brother Miles is pretty shy. WordOfGod says he has a bit of a crush on Hanna.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Worn by Hanna during the flamenco date scene.
* SmugSnake: Marissa.
* SpitTake: Sebastian has one of these when Hanna joins them for dinner:
-->'''Rachel:''' [[spoiler:What did your mother die of, Hanna?]]\\
'''Hanna:''' (''Deadpan'') [[spoiler:Three bullets.]]\\
'''Sebastian:''' *SpitTake*
* SuperOCD: Implied with Marissa. The way she brushes her teeth, combined with her desire to hunt down Hanna and Erik to "tie up loose ends" and her generally anxious and prowling personality.
* [[spoiler:SuperSoldier: Hanna is the sole survivor from one of these programs terminated by Marissa. If you go to the viral website (www.thegalinkaproject.com) you can view a picture of her personnel file - apparently the CIA was growing super-soldiers for the United States Army. Whether the Army was involved, or even KNEW, is unknown - especially as any apparent Army personnel in on the project could be CIA plants (not that any Army personnel are depicted in the movie...).]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Hanna and Sophie.
* TooDumbToLive:
** [[spoiler:The BodyDouble. She is repeatedly told to break physical contact from Hanna after being "hugged," and then she fails to heed the multiple orders to abort altogether. She's too busy trying to console a girl who needed detaining and a psych evaluation ''while'' pretending to be somebody else who was wary enough of the situation to send in a doppelganger in the first place.]]
** [[spoiler: Issacs, in his efforts to follow Hanna, literally tailgates her for several hours.]]
** [[spoiler: The agents that try to kill Erik catch him in an open, empty subway platform, and they have guns. They could just shoot him ... but instead try to grab him first, allowing Erik to fight them hand to hand, where he has the advantage. And they knew he was very dangerous.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: If you watched the trailer closely, there will be few surprises for you in the film.
* TrainingFromHell: Hanna spent her childhood learning to be constantly on guard, even while sleeping, with her father springing attacks without warning.
* TykeBomb: Hanna, obviously.
* UndersideRide: Hanna grabs onto the bottom of an armored vehicle from an access tunnel, clings to it, and drops off, momentum be damned.
* UnkemptBeauty: [[http://photos.imageevent.com/afap/wallpapers/movies/hannamovie//Hanna%20-%20Saoirse%20Ronan-1.jpg Hanna]].
** Sophie's mother, Rachel is a fan of this trope in general.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To Sophie And Her Family?]]: We do get to see [[FaceOnAMilkCarton missing posters for the family]]. The original script outright shows that they survived, [[spoiler: Hanna sends a postcard to Sophie at the end, so that's something, at least.]]
* WickedStepmother: Marissa, with her creepy mother-like feelings towards Hanna.
* XMeetsY:
** ''{{Salt}}'' meets the Hit-Girl scenes from ''KickAss''.
** Has also been described as "''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]'' with psychotic Literature/PippiLongstocking."
** Bourne trilogy + ''Film/{{Nikita}}'' + ''Film/BladeRunner''?
** Bourne trilogy meets Grimm's fairy tales meets [[spoiler: ''Film/{{Gattaca}}''.]]
** Grimm's fairy tales meets ''Film/{{Nikita}}'' meets [[spoiler:the ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}}'' series.]]
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