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Chantal Akerman (writer)
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Release Date:
8 November 1978 (France) See more »
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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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Moody film for patient viewers See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (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
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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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Runtime:
Belgium:127 min | France:120 min | Argentina:127 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | West Germany:122 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Moody film for patient viewers, 12 October 2006
Author: FANatic-10 from Las Vegas, NV

"Les Rendez-vous d'Anna" is the only film of Chantal Akerman's which I've seen. It is seemingly a highly personal film about a few days in the life of a female Belgian filmmaker who is traveling around Europe showing her latest work. There are long shots of traveling, whether by train, car or taxi, during which...well,nothing really happens. Kind of like real life. The Europe which is observed all looks the same, pretty much - sterile and dispiriting, rather like the Anna's life. Hardly a tree is seen in the whole movie and Anna actually tells her German lover that she doesn't much care for flowers - nature seems to have been blotted out. She has encounters on her travels with a sensitive, handsome German whom she rejects, a long-time friend of her mother's who wants Anna to settle down and marry her son, a German man who has travelled the world and is now decided on living in France which he declares the land of freedom, her mother in Brussels and her Parisian lover. Through all the encounters, Anna remains detached and pretty much a blank slate. She doesn't really seem to know what she is looking for, but it doesn't seem to be commitment of any kind. Clement is purposefully reserved and detached in the lead role, but the people she meets offer opportunities for several sharp well-turned performances, namely from Magali Noel, Lea Massari and Hans Zischler who is great as the rootless traveler searching for "freedom". "Anna" is an interesting, moody film but definitely not for those looking for action or entertainment. If that is your thing, avoid this film like the plague - but if you are a patient viewer who likes to be immersed in a mood and read between the lines, so to speak, this film may appeal to you.

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