A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.


Barnaby Southcombe


Elsa Lewin (based on the novel by), Barnaby Southcombe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Rampling ... Anna Welles
Gabriel Byrne ... D.C.I. Bernie Reid
Eddie Marsan ... D.I. Kevin Franks
Jodhi May ... Janet Stone
Ralph Brown ... George Stone
Max Deacon ... Stevie
Honor Blackman ... Joan
Hayley Atwell ... Emmy
Caroline Catz ... Louise
Bryan Dick ... D.C. Hicock
Nav Sidhu Nav Sidhu ... D.C. Brooks
Ashley Taylor-Rhys Ashley Taylor-Rhys ... P.C. Childs
Roger Alborough Roger Alborough ... Security Guard
Jumayn Hunter ... Adz
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Morris


A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.

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A slow start but worth the wait....
15 October 2012 | by Lucy-westmoreSee all my reviews

The erroneous synopsis to this stylish if slightly flawed thriller, does not do the intricate, complex story the justice it deserves. Barnaby Southcombe's debut feature is an adaption of Elsa Lewin's dark novel of the same name. Shot in various locations around London, it unravels the story of the relationship between a high ranking detective (Gabriel Byrne) investigating the murder of a no good low life, and a middle aged divorcée, Charlotte Rampling, with whom he develops a potentially damaging obsession. The film unfolds slowly but is worth the wait. The film engages the viewer as the pace quickens and story intensifies and things just gets better and better. Strong performances from the two stars as one would expect. A wonderful vehicle for Charlotte Rampling to prove a woman over 50 can be just as sexy and alluring as any 25 year old, she is totally convincing as the fragile, complex protagonist. And a real treat to have Eddie Marsan on screen, every film is improved by his presence, never puts a foot wrong, superb. London is a stylish but never overwhelming backdrop to this pleasing contemporary film noir. And a cracking soundtrack too...

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Release Date:

7 December 2012 (UK) See more »

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I, Anna See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »


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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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