Anna M.


Anna M.

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An innocent looking beauty uses her deceptively timid appearance to destroy the lives of strangers and friends alike in director Michel Spinosa's portrait of one woman's shocking descent into self-destruction. Despite the fact that Anna (Isabelle Carré) always appears calm and collected on the outside, beneath her skin boils a simmering cauldron of delusion and despair. When concerned but married Dr. Andre Zanevsky (Gilbert Melki) helps Anna to regain her mental footing following a near-fatal suicide attempt, the disturbed patient tragically misconstrues his professional kindness as passionate romantic advances. But Dr. Zanevsky has been nothing but professional ever since Anna began treatment, leaving him deeply disturbed to discover that she has interpreted every small friendly gesture as a declaration of undying love. Though Dr. Zanevsky does his best to convince Anna that he is happily married, she soon begins stalking him from around every corner, snooping through his mail, and trying to convince his wife that he no longer loves her. Later, after Anna lands a job as a nanny in the apartment just above Dr. Zanevsky and his wife, she manages to find a way into their apartment and leaves a clue that she's never far away. Realizing that her disturbed daughter is no longer in control of her own thoughts, Anna's mother (Genevieve Mnich) reluctantly has her committed. But Anna won't be dissuaded from her goal quite so easily, and soon sets out to convince him of her love once and for all.


Critic Reviews for Anna M.

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  • At times this is a disturbingly brilliant portrayal of a derailed and deranged life.

    Oct 24, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The sheer ferocity of the central performance in this French psychological drama from writer-director Michel Spinosa is what saves it from being slightly one-dimensional.

    Nov 16, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Spinosa's film is stylish and careful not to over-dramatise.

    Nov 15, 2007 | Rating: 4/5
  • Writer-director Michel Spinosa, harnessing a powerhouse central performance from Carré, has managed to hit the ground between giddy Hollywood thriller and brooding arthouse character piece.

    Nov 15, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • For a film that presents itself as a case-study, Anna M has no trouble in chucking plausibility out of the window - would she really get a job as a nanny with that loony smile and no references? - and suffers from a mystifying and unsatisfactory ending.

    Nov 15, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Paul Arendt
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Nov 14, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Anna M.

  • Jun 06, 2009
    Anna is a very troubled young woman. Her fixation on Dr. Andre Zanevsky, played by Gilbert Melki, shows a behavior that weaves in between being laughed at and being extremely dangerous- this was very well documented and described. Isabelle Carre's performance is extrememly well done. Dont watch this if you dont want to see an obsessive, crazy, lovestruck woman pine after some man. Seriously.
    Ameeta . Super Reviewer
  • Feb 21, 2008
    good french drama following a young women played by issabelle carre, as a women whos lost it a bit, tries to kill her self, but recovers after surgery on her leg, there she gets a fasination with the doctor and starts a really bad case of afection, following him home, buying gifts and so on, when he doesent want to know, she gets worse and worse, also going so far as getting baby sitting job, above his apartment, she is mental in this, so great watching her loose it, she really brings that condition across, story moves along nicely, always keeps you guessing as to where its going, as with a lot of french films, fasination and stalking, nothing new in cinema, but done well
    scott g Super Reviewer

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