Hanneles Himmelfahrt is a 1934 German drama film directed by Thea von Harbou and starring Inge Landgut. 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. The film is based on the play The Assumption of Hannele by Gerhart Hauptmann. It has strong Christian themes.[1]

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Hanneles Himmelfahrt
Directed byThea von Harbou
Screenplay byThea von Harbou
Based onThe Assumption of Hannele
by Gerhart Hauptmann
Produced byGabriel Levy
StarringInge Landgut
CinematographyRobert Baberske
Edited byFritz C. Mauch
Music byGottfried Huppertz
Release date
  • 13 April 1934 (1934-04-13)
Running time
66 minutes

An earlier adaptation of the play directed by Urban Gad was released in 1922.[2] Harbou was best known as a screenwriter; Hanneles Himmelfahrt was her second and last film as director. It premiered in Berlin on 13 April 1934.[1]