One of Israel's great martyrs, Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-born poet and daughter of a prominent playwright who emigrated to Palestine in 1938, is the subject of this well-intentioned film. Recruited into the British secret service in 1944, Senesh (played here by Detmers) was parachuted
into Yugoslavia with instructions to make her way into Hungary, where she was to help establish escape routes for downed Allied fliers. Promptly captured, she was taken to Budapest, tortured, tried, and finally executed even as Soviet tanks were entering the city. Today she lies in the martyrs'
cemetery on Mt. Herzl. That this fascinating story, the stuff of true heroes, deserves wide...