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Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate, [2019]
Branch Call Number: DVD ANNA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dolby digital 5.1
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Jan 15, 2020

Enjoyed this spy thriller along the lines of "La Femme Nikita", another Luc Besson vehicle. Especially enjoyed Helen Mirren's portrayal as one of the head KGB operatives who sends Anna out on assignments and into harm's way on numerous occasions. Restaurant scene is classic, and in itself worth a watch in slow mo!

Jan 12, 2020

This is an action movie with many fight scenes and lots of twists and turns. Recommended.

Jan 01, 2020

Disappointing. The main character, Anna, not likable. Lies or sleeps with people to get her own way. Not much of a story.

Dec 23, 2019

Good film but basically it is La Femme Nikita, also by Luc Besson but set in Russia and not France.

Dec 19, 2019

Very much liked this film. Pacing, intrigue, action, spy craft, acting, script - all very well done. It's an action and intrigue film - it is not a dramatic Best Picture winner - it is an action film. It stays interesting pretty much the entire time. If you take the main character at face value for the story - what kind of young woman ends up in this kind of role, it is far more believable than say Sydney Bristow from Alias. This has the much grittier sense you might expect from how a beautiful young woman can end up in these roles.

Dec 19, 2019

Over-the-top guilty pleasure watching this beauty unleashing fury upon those imposing fury on the masses. The Soviets and the CIA.....satan's dupes---hell bent upon ruining common lives for power and dominance. A slight six-foot tall super model comes along...HIGH IQ, higher morals...turns tables on the jackazzes and prevails. If you liked Atomic Blonde, you will LOVE Anna....

But if you REALLY want a way better adventure...check out "Hanna". Far more brilliant!

Dec 14, 2019

Lots of action and brutality film is also funny and plots are interesting BPL should also look into the possibility of buying more of such KGB/CIA movies

Dec 13, 2019

This was a pretty cool flick. However it did seem close in plot and substance to Bridget Fonda's "Point Of No Return". Bad (or unfortunate) girl gets transformed into a badass. It's worth a look I guess.

Dec 13, 2019

We really liked this movie. Lots of twists and turns with a great ending. Before watching I had read all the reviews and for the most part they were spot on. There were only a couple people that did not like the film but who know the type of movies they like, maybe Bonzo goes to mars with Abbott and Costello. If you like action with intrigued this is a must movie for you.

Dec 09, 2019

okay if you don't mind women bad asses

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Nov 09, 2019

Last time I put my faith in men, look where it got me.
-Never put your faith in men, Anna. Put faith in yourself.
So, it's quite the fairy tale you got going on here, huh? From a vegetable seller in Moscow to a top-flight model in what, six months?
-I sold Matryoshka dolls, not vegetables.
Tell me she can fix my fscking heater, then I'll care.
"It takes more than intelligence to act intelligently."
-Dostoyevsky. "Like a captive cast to the bottom of a deep, dry well, I know not who I am, not what awaits me. Yes, it's clear to me that in this cruel and obstinate struggle with Satan, I'm fated to emerge victorious. Then mind and matter shall fuse in perfect harmony. And the reign of universal will shall begin."
Hmm. Chekhov.
-Seagull. Act 1.
The play within the play.
-Your favorite play.

Nov 09, 2019

So would you be interested in becoming a model in Paris?
-I'm already busy here in Moscow.
By selling dolls?
-No. I'm in the university, studying biology.
No need to stop. We have girls at school all the time.
-I know nothing about modeling.
I'm sure you're a fast learner. And anyway, we take care of everything. Training, accommodation, visa, documentation.
Anna M. means love in French.
I was just young and stupid.
-Find me someone who wasn't. Find something! Hey, Catherine the Great.
Put that on.
Anna. It's been two months. Almost every day we've seen each other.
-I've loved every minute.
But you kiss me, you leave me.
-You kiss me again.
Your profile interests us. You have talents and skills that we can help you develop.
- Like what?
A sharp mind. Calm under pressure. And a certain amount of anger can be useful. Mostly though, you're a blank key, which means you have the potential to open many doors.

Nov 09, 2019

You're going to have questions and I'll answer them. But first, I need you to listen. We all have turning points in our lives. Most of the time, we can't see them until they're in our rear-view mirror. But I'm here to tell you this is one of those moments. Every intersection offers several possibilities. You just have to pick the right road. And sometimes, those choices have to be made quickly.
I was dropped in the Karakan Forest in Siberia. There are wolves in the Karakans. There are also wolf traps, buried in the snow. So I dragged a steel jaw on my leg for three days. When I finally got back to the camp, my instructor handed me a screwdriver, and said, "Trouble never sends a warning."
Girls who are too beautiful become a problem sooner or later. That's why we only hire the ugly ones.
-Speaking of Olga, ...
I've applied everything you taught me these long years and now I'm out. I hope you'll respect that. And I hope you're proud of me.


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Dec 19, 2019

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