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Film ● Mini-Review: Anna

Title: Anna

Director(s): Luc Besson

Screenwriter(s): Luc Besson

Released: 2019

Runtime: 1h 58m


● Set in the early 1990s, Anna (Sasha Luss) is a young Russian woman who is a victim of domestic violence and then gets recruited by the KGB and trained as an assassin.

● It’s not a Taken clone given that it has a relatively young female lead but I include it because it is by Luc Besson. It’s basically an updated, Cold War version of Le Femme Nikita.

● The flashbacks are initially a little off-putting but the film is not bad even if there is nothing original. It mostly looks good and authentic, given that it is set and filmed in European cities. It has stupid over-the-top action which Besson is usually good at. Luss does well and looks like a model because, well, she is a model.

This mini-review is part of the collection for Taken clones and derivatives.


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