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Hannele's Journey to Heaven

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Hannele's Journey to Heaven
GermanHanneles Himmelfahrt
Directed byUrban Gad
Written byGerhart Hauptmann (play)
Willy Rath
CinematographyKarl Hasselmann
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
  • 10 April 1922 (1922-04-10)
Running time
105 minutes
German intertitles

Hannele's Journey to Heaven (German: Hanneles Himmelfahrt) is a 1922 German silent film directed by Urban Gad and starring Margarete Schlegel, Margarete Schön and Hermann Vallentin.[1] The film is based on the play, The Assumption of Hannele by Gerhart Hauptmann. It was remade as a sound film in 1934.


It is set in a small mountain village and tells the story of Hannele, an unhappy girl who is beaten by her stepfather and tries to commit suicide.



  1. ^ Rentschler, Eric. German Film & Literature. Routledge, 1986. ISBN 0415239753.[page needed]

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