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Anna is a modern, independent single girl, focused on her job and wary of getting caught in romantic relationships. Her life is all about fun. Strangers without strings. No commitment, no ... See full summary »

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... Anna
... Johan (as Mark Stevens)
Eileen Daly ... Camilla
... Frank
Ovidie ... Sophie
Morten Schelbech ... Pierre
Thomas Lundy ... Albert
Seimi Nørregaard ... Miss Olsen
Patrick Agergaard ... Theatre Manager
Thomas Stegler ... Removal Man (as Thomas Lorentzen)
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Anna is a modern, independent single girl, focused on her job and wary of getting caught in romantic relationships. Her life is all about fun. Strangers without strings. No commitment, no casualties. She has just found a new apartment, and is tempted to let her latest boyfriend, Frank, move in with her. Instead, she finds a tenant: The flamboyant, fun-loving Camilla, who shares Anna's views on love and commitment. But then an old boyfriend happens to knock on her door: Johan, the very man who five years previously broke Anna's heart. Anna is tempted. It's not good. More than ever, she needs to get back on the merry-go-round and move on. Fortunately, she receives an offer to design costumes for a theatre in Paris. As far away from romantic temptation as possible -- right? Written by Nicolas Barbano

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Not since Dogme95 has passion felt this real.

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To achieve a realism beyond even Dogme95, the location used for Anna's apartment in the film is actually Gry Bay's own apartment in downtown Copenhagen. The steamy sex scene between Gry Bay and Thomas Raft, which opens the film, was staged in front of a huge window and witnessed by astonished neighbors while traffic and everyday life passed by on the busy city street outside. One particularly amazed observer was Thure Lindhardt, Gry Bay's co-star in the comedy Slim Slam Slum (2002), who happens to live in the building opposite hers. See more »

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Sophie: Do you like life here, Anna?
Anna: Yes. Paris is a big break for me.
Sophie: That's not what I asked.
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References Amélie (2001) See more »

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A Girl Named Anna
Written by M. Maurice Hawkesworth
Performed by Blueprint
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Porn Flick With a Pretense of a Drama
3 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Well, strange. There are porn films with no plot. Just they show what they show - sex. There are erotic films with no real sex but much nudity. There are films with slight erotic overtones and such. This one is a weird combination of serious life drama, sad and sometimes happy events, long shots, deep talks and a bit dull silent scenes. OK, let it be an Art House film. No, it is not, as it contains what is usually not in such films - explicit sex scenes in real porn fashion with everything clear and visible. Did it work? Many say it did and the Anna film is a decent European masterwork of real genius. Others say it is a lame shame of a film, with totally unnecessary sex scenes and vapid plot. I tend to agree with the second view. Apart from several explicit scenes, the film is a real boredom, and it drags, drags, drags miserably all along. What is is about, after all? Hard to say. It is so prosaic, even and flat that leaves you with one hanging concern what was it made and what for? I have no answer, maybe, just to show a lovely lady naked and show some boring sequences. This is all, I guess


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