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Chaotic Ana (2007)

Caótica Ana (original title)
A countdown, 10, 9, 8, 7... until 0, like in hypnosis, through which Ana proves that she does not live alone.

Director:

Julio Medem

Writer:

Julio Medem
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manuela Vellés ... Ana
Charlotte Rampling ... Justine
Bebe ... Linda (as Bebe Rebolledo)
Nicolas Cazalé ... Said
Asier Newman ... Anglo
Matthias Habich ... Klaus
Lluís Homar ... Ismael
Gerrit Graham ... Míster Halcón
Raúl Peña Raúl Peña ... Lucas
Giacomo Gonnella ... Guardaespaldas
Leslie Charles Leslie Charles ... Jovoskaya
Juanma Lara Juanma Lara ... Dueño
Diego Molero Diego Molero ... Adiestrador
Angel Facio Angel Facio ... San Juan (as Ángel Faccio)
Antonio Vega Antonio Vega ... Himself
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Storyline

The teenager artist Ana is raised in Ibiza by her German father Klaus in a naturalist lifestyle in a cave. One day, she meets a woman called Justine that invites Ana to move to Madrid, offering education and economical support, to live in an old house with other artists having classes of Arts and with the only commitment of studying. Ana befriends her mate Linda (Bebe) and falls in love for the problematic Said, having her first sexual experience with him. After a period together, Said leaves Ana, and then she is hypnotized by Anglo, discovering her past lives and deaths. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Spain

Language:

Spanish | Arabic | French | English

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaotic Ana See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

€9,000,000 (estimated)
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All the paintings by 'Ana' in the film were actually painted by Julio Medem's sister Ana Medem, who died just on the eve of a big exhibition of her work. See more »

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User Reviews

chaotic heart..... chaotic mind.......
23 September 2008 | by andrabemSee all my reviews

Many people said that "Caotica Ana" had sunk in its own chaos. Well, I don't demand from films a straightforward narrative, I think that the stream of consciousness, the poetic, the surrealistic can be much more powerful, emotional, than a story told in conventional fashion. I've liked a lot "Lucia y el sexo" - It was so beautiful that it took my breath away, and when I tried to write about it in IMDb I just couldn't.

Now, "Caotica Ana" .... as a whole it's a mess. In his homage to his sister Ana, Julio Medem invokes the sea, the sun, reincarnation, the tragedy of Western Sahara etc... Many different ingredients were put into this soup, but in what concerns the taste... Some scenes are beautiful and moving, but other scenes feel like nothing. The film is like a mind game (from reason, through reason, to Emotion) - many situations and elements seem to have been arbitrarily inserted.

I don't care so much for logic and I was expecting with "Caotica Ana" an audio-visual-emotional trip (the beautiful Ana in different times and places, the sea, the sky. What could possibly go wrong?), but I was disappointed in this regard. Anyway "Caotica Ana" is a very personal film. It's different from anything you may find in your local DVD rental store. Give it a try if you want.


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