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The Meetings of Anna (1978)

Les rendez-vous d'Anna (original title)
Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to ... See full summary »

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Chantal Akerman

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Chantal Akerman
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Cast

Credited cast:
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 Alain Berenboom
Françoise Bonnet Françoise Bonnet
Thaddausz Kahl Thaddausz Kahl
Laurent Taffein Laurent Taffein
Victor Verek Victor Verek
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Storyline

Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to a birthday lunch with his mother and daughter; she goes. Afterward, in Cologne, she meets an old friend, a Polish Jew and war refugee. In Brussels, she spends the night at a hotel with her mother, whom she rarely sees. On the train, a stranger tells his story. Last, it's home to Paris, where her lover Daniel picks her up and they go to a hotel. Throughout, people make personal revelations to her, and Anna listens with little affect. Although it was 30 years ago, the war seems ever present. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France | Belgium | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 November 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Meetings of Anna See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film is included in the "Chantal Akerman in the Seventies" box-set, which is part of the Criterion Collection, Eclipse series 19. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: What's lovelier than music, than a woman's voice? Where does a woman's voice come from? Will you sing for me?
Anna Silver: I sing off-key.
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Soundtracks

Les Amants d'un Jour
Music by Marguerite Monnot
Lyrics by Michelle Senlis and Claude Delécluse
Performed by Aurore Clément
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THE MINUTES FLY LIKE HOURS.
18 June 2019 | by mmweaSee all my reviews

OR MAYBE DAYS. (I received a message that my review was too short so I'm typing this just to stretch it out a bit. It's kind of ironic though because the film seems longer than death.)


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