Anna (Gry Bay) is a young costume designer, focused on her job and wary of getting caught in romantic relationships. She has just found a new apartment, and is tempted to let her latest boyfriend, Frank (Thomas Raft), move in with her. Instead, she finds a tenant: The flamboyant, fun-loving Camilla (Eileen Daly), who shares Anna’s views on love and commitment. For both of them, it’s all about fun. Strangers without strings. No commitment, no casualties. But Anna’s resolve is challenged after an unexpected encounter with an ex-boyfriend, Johan (Mark Stevens), who once upon a time was the man in her life. Johan is ready to start over, and Anna is tempted – but also afraid of losing her newly won independency and, not least, of getting hurt. More than ever, she needs to get back on the merry-go-round and move on. In order to forget all about Johan’s existence, she stages one obstacle after another. Fortunately, she receives an offer to design costumes for a theatre in Paris. As far away from romantic temptation as possible. Or so she thinks.
“All About Anna” is an attempt to create a new type of erotic film, based on real life rather than on the wish-fulfilling fantasies that characterize traditional sex movies. It portrays a type of woman with whom we all are familiar, fighting with problems most women know all too well.
The film is also an attempt to integrate explicit sex as part of the storytelling and character development. Thus, the film’s sex scenes never come out of nowhere but are part of defining the characters and their relationships, just as you’d expect from a song in a musical or a pas-de-deux in a Bournonville ballet. Without the sex scenes, the film’s drama would fall apart.
“All About Anna” marks a culmination of the gradual slide towards use of explicit images in art house cinema which was initiated by Lars von Trier’s Dogme-success “Idioterne” (aka: “The Idiots”). Renowned for his search for cinematic truth, realism and new means of expression, Lars von Trier is the founder and co-owner of Zentropa Productions. “All About Anna” is a co-production between Innocent Pictures and Zentropa Productions.
- Adult DVD
- NTSC All Region
- 2 Disc Set
- Promotional Booklet
- Multiple Languages – English and Spanish
- Bonus Directors Cut Of All About Anna
- Unedited Sex Scenes
- Making Of All About Anna
- Photo Gallery
- Screen Play
- Promotional Material
- Playable Worldwide
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- Wicked Awards – Winners and Nominations
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