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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 by Barnaby Southcombe
Produced by Michael Eckelt
Ilann Girard
Christopher Simon
Felix Vossen
Screenplay by Barnaby Southcombe
Based on I, Anna
by Elsa Lewin
Starring Charlotte Rampling
Gabriel Byrne
Music by Jean Michel Derain and David Braud as KID stands for keep it dark
Cinematography Ben Smithard
Edited by Peter Boyle
Embargo Films
Distributed by Artificial Eye
Release date
  • 12 February 2012 (2012-02-12) (Berlin)
  • 7 December 2012 (2012-12-07) (United Kingdom)
Running time
91 minutes[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English



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. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  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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