Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a teenager, but grew up differently than normal teenager. She lives with her father, Erik (Eric Bana) in Lapland in the forests of northern Finland. Raised like an eremite, Hanna's whole life contains only the training that she receives from her father, a former CIA agent. He trained her to be a perfect assassin with the aim to killer the murderer of her mothers. For this, her father sends her, as soon as she feels ready for it, into the civilization. But in her mission not everything is going like planned and smooth. A manhunt through Germany, Morocco and Spain begins. This trip shows Hanna a completely new life by learning how it is to have friends and making own decisions. Amongst some German mercenaries, her target, the secret service leader Marissa (Cate Blanchett) is hunting her.
In addition to an interesting story that hasn’t been done before in this form, the first-class actors shine here. Saroise Ronan is a real find! The lovely designs remind the viewer on old fairy tales. Coupled with some brutal action scenes, this movie has something to offer for everyone.
Spiced up with a nice dose of humor and music by The Chemical Brothers, this thriller is my movie-highlight of the year so far and smells at least like one Oscar.