When Nikita meets Leon… After Lucy and Valerian and the city of a thousand planets, Luc Besson is back with Anna, a movie starring Sasha Luss (Valerian) as a woman with several identities. A movie said to be out on July 10, 2019 in France, at the crossroad between Nikita, Atomic Blond and Red Sparrow.
The movie also stars Cillian Murphy (The Party, Dunkerque), Luke Evans (The Hobbit saga, Beauty and the Beast), Alisson Wheeler (Kung Fu Panda 3, Gaston Lagaffe…), Jean-Baptiste Puech (Les Gazelles, The Transporter: Refueled…), Andrew Howard (Taken 3, Truth or Dare…) and Helen Mirren (Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Berlin, I Love You…).
Matryoshkas are Russian dolls interlocking. Each doll hides another one. Anna is a lovely 24-year-old woman but who’s she really and how many women hide inside her? Is she an average doll seller on Moscow market? A top model working in Paris? A bloodthirsty killer in Milan? A corrupted cop? A double agent? Or simply a killer chest player? You’ll have to wait until the end of the game to know who ANNA really is and who “checkmate” is…
The movie being based on the principle of Russian dolls, blithely using flashbacks, we sometimes struggle to keep up the fact that one story overlaps another one, overlaping another one and so on... The in medias res opening scene sets up the tone: it's swift and makes sequences change a little bit too roughly and blurry, but remains vital to understand as the story moves on.
Flashbacks unlock the plot, even offering a few surprise elements to the viewers, making the whole movie very dynamic. After Nikita and Lucy, Luc Besson is back with a young rebel woman in the lead role, and this time, she kills in cold blood despite the mission she has to accomplish. It's until the very last minute that we are kept on tenterhooks to discover how Anna - whom we followed in her adventures escaping bad thinks - manages to get out the cage in which she's been locked.
From 10 July 2019 to 17 July 2019