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I, Anna is a 2012 noir thriller film written and directed by Barnaby Southcombe and based on Elsa Lewin's novel of the same name. The film stars Southcombe's mother Charlotte Rampling alongside Gabriel Byrne and Hayley Atwell.

I, Anna
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBarnaby Southcombe
Produced byMichael Eckelt
Ilann Girard
Christopher Simon
Felix Vossen
Screenplay byBarnaby Southcombe
Based onI, Anna
by Elsa Lewin
StarringCharlotte Rampling
Gabriel Byrne
Music byJean Michel Derain and David Braud as KID stands for keep it dark
CinematographyBen Smithard
Edited byPeter Boyle
Embargo Films
Distributed byArtificial Eye
Release date
  • 12 February 2012 (2012-02-12) (Berlin)
  • 7 December 2012 (2012-12-07) (United Kingdom)
Running time
91 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom



DCI Bernie Reid's latest case is the mystery of a man brutally murdered in a London apartment building. As an insomniac going through a divorce, Reid's concentration on the case is further complicated after an encounter with Anna, an enigmatic figure. He tracks her down to a party where she denies any knowledge of having already met him. Despite her protestations, there is a mutual attraction between them. Bernie's professional ethics come into question as he grows more attached to Anna, who is about to unveil a dark mystery.[2]



The film shot for 5 weeks in London, and 1 week in a Hamburg studio. Filming wrapped in March 2011.[3]


  1. ^ "I, ANNA (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  2. ^ Charlotte Rampling & Gabriel Byrne Starring In Noir Thriller 'I, Anna' Indie Wire. 1 February 2011
  3. ^ Hayley Atwell plays Charlotte Rampling's daughter in I, Anna Screen Daily. 14 March 2011

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