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8 November 1978 (France) See more »
Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Aurore Clément ... Anna Silver
Helmut Griem ... Heinrich Schneider

Magali Noël ... Ida
Hanns Zischler ... Hans

Lea Massari ... La mère d'Anna

Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Daniel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alain Berenboom
Françoise Bonnet
Thaddausz Kahl
Laurent Taffein
Victor Verek

Directed by
Chantal Akerman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chantal Akerman  writer

Produced by
Alain Dahan .... producer
Maya Faber-Jansen .... producer: ZDF
Emile Poppe .... producer: pre-production
Cinematography by
Jean Penzer 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
Production Design by
Philippe Graff 
Art Direction by
Andre Fonteyne 
Makeup Department
Christiane Sauvage .... makeup artist
Production Management
Philippe Allaire .... unit manager
Catherine Huhardeaux .... production manager
Evelyne Paul .... production manager
Stephan Rossié .... unit manager
Jean-Marie Vervisch .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Romain Goupil .... first assistant director
Marilyn Watelet .... second assistant director
Art Department
Michel Farge .... property master
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound mix technician
Jacky Dufour .... sound effects
Jean-Jacques Ferran .... boom operator
Pierre Louis Lecoeur .... sound editor
Jean-Paul Loublier .... sound re-recording mixer
Henri Morelle .... sound
Suzanne Sandberg .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Raymond Fromont .... camera operator
Michel Houssiau .... assistant camera
Louis Parola .... gaffer
Henri Roesems .... key grip
Editorial Department
Pierre Louis Lecoeur .... assistant editor
Catherine Spanu .... assistant editor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les rendez-vous d'Anna" - France (original title)
"Anna's Meetings" - International (English title)
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Belgium:127 min | France:120 min | Argentina:127 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | West Germany:122 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Strong use of camera-work to tell an intimate story, 2 June 2010
Author: runamokprods from US

Amazingly shot, with the film always demonstrating a tremendous, disciplined use of image to convey mood and story. The film is full of long takes using striking symmetry; the camera is always finding frames within frames. For me, the story itself is interesting intellectually, but does lack emotional power; traveling to a film festival, a young femme filmmaker has a series of sadly empty encounters with people, leading to long, well-written monologues by the various lost souls. Sometimes too on the nose and speechy with its ideas, but always intelligent, physically beautiful film-making. For those with patience and an interest in image as well as story.

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