Anna M

3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Operating in the strange but intriguing territory between the psychotic tendencies of Haneke’s  ‘The Piano Teacher’ and the point-at-the-crazy-lady scares of ‘Fatal Attraction’, ‘Anne M’ is a decent Parisian thriller that rides on the tails of a calling-card turn from Isabelle Carré as a lovelorn stalker-cum-social-menace who falls in love with her doctor. Themes of obsession, self-abasement, moral reticence and maternal anguish
are all touched on in this slow-burning, attractively photographed, sinister little film. It falls at some hurdles, mainly due to the fact that police and psychiatric staff are never willing to accept Anna as anything more than a pest, allowing for some contrivance. Gilbert Melki is suitably anonymous as the unwitting object of Anna’s affections , but it’s Carré’s on-the-dime transitions from mouse to maniac that supply the film with its intensity.

By: David Jenkins



Release details

Release date:
Friday November 16 2007
107 mins

Cast and crew

Michel Spinosa
Michel Spinosa
Isabelle Carré
Gilbert Melki
Anne Consigny
Geneviève Mnich
Eric Savin
Gaelle Bona
Samir Guesmi
Francis Renaud
Pascal Bongard
Francois Loriquet
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