• Director: Leos Carax
  • Writer: Ron Mael,Russell Mael
  • Countries of origin: France, Belgium, Germany, United States, Japan, Mexico,
  • Language: English
  • Release date: August 20, 2021
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Món Quà Bất Ngờ
  • Annette is a feature film directed by Leos Carax and starring Adam Douglas Driver and Marion Cotillard , which premieres in France on July-June 2021 as the opening film of the 74th Cannes International Film Festival  .
    The film tells the story of a star couple who fall apart after the birth of their child Annette   .


    • Release date August 20, 2021
    • Filming locations Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
    • Production companies CG Cinéma, ARTE, Arte France Cinéma

    Box office


    $15,500,000 (estimated)

    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Zion 2022-08-02 20:27:13

      Annette: He is there to Express Himself

      The director is very personal; he is there to express himself, not to please the audience. The pair are stand-up talk show actors and popular opera actresses. Whether it's a talk show in the movie or the story of the entire musical movie, maybe the audience offstage and the audience in front of the screen don't know what they want to watch, when they have spare time, or when they are bored, Let your mind run wild and free with talk shows and music movies. Going through the...

    • By Vincenzo 2022-04-22 07:01:54

      "Annette": I saw the infinite possibilities of cinema in Karax's visual maze

      On November 22, 1960, Carax was born in Suresnes, France. He was born into a wealthy middle-class family. His father was a reporter for the French scientific newspaper and his mother was a film critic for the New York Pioneer Forum. It is worth mentioning that this newspaper appeared in Godard's work "Exhausted".

      The work and identity of his parents had a great influence on Karax, and the occupation of his parents laid a very important foundation for his...

    • By Adela 2022-04-22 07:01:54

      Cannes Business Card Analysis "Annette": Artist's "Double Slit Interference Experiment"! !

      Aesthetics Godfather Aesthetics . Art Quality Education

      Answer the following questions from fans

      1 What is the film about? What is the role of dancing in the wind and waves ?

      2 Interpretation of a large number of lens...

    • By Santino 2022-04-22 07:01:54

      may we start

      The director was the first to go abroad, swearing absolute sovereignty over his films as a music producer, lost in fame, praise, capital, interests, inferiority, lost love, eternal curse, in music, I feel that the soundtrack and lyrics can be done a little more, really not The film language and music are really intrinsically connected in the particularly good-sounding video, but it seems that it only occurs when musical instruments are present. The "dramatic treatment" of the film itself not...

    • By Elizabeth 2022-04-22 07:01:54

      Karax's Circus

      "Annette" was my fourth exposure to Karax, and I approached it with purpose - to understand why Karax's films are weird.

      I convince myself this way: Director Card wants to have his own circus.

      Both "Annette" and "Bad Blood" are heavily traditionally structured. "Bad Blood" is more spiritual. The maturity of "Annette" makes this film more fun to find.

      1. A large number of repetitive lyrics in the film not only stimulate...

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    • By Grayce 2023-01-30 05:06:21

      1. Although it is not as avant-garde, complicated and profound as [Sacred Car Dealer], nor is it as crazy and uninhibited as [Bad Blood] [Xinqiao Lovers], but this film is indeed another masterpiece of Karax. Full of fresh and ironic elements. 2. On the one hand, Karax strives to break the boundaries between musicals, talk shows and movies (as the director/actor at the beginning and the end invites the audience to hold their breath and fully engage, and as a rigid puppet and occasionally...

    • By Nadia 2023-01-25 15:27:41

      It seems like a sequel to "Boy Meets Girl". Many clips are mixed in self-salutation, editing, switching, and smooth elements - opera, talk show, musical, crime, romance, horror... I like the scene from the theater to the forest, the stage and reality ( Ann's home) audio-visual language is very...

    • By Haven 2022-12-18 01:39:54

      The brand-new Carax-style viewing experience, from beginning to end, is full of high-level sense of modern cinema, which is really amazing as the opening film of Cannes. However, such a bold and reckless creation, completely disregarding the personalization of the audience's understanding, has raised the threshold for movie viewing, and it is destined to be only a carnival within the film...

    • By Westley 2022-11-29 15:29:01

      3.5/ The song is unpleasant, it is uncomfortable to look at the doll, and I like the photography and color...

    • By Iva 2022-11-28 22:14:22

      Eeh is too boring to sleep behind a...

    Evaluation action

    From the plot introduction alone, "Annette" still has a bit of the strange and tragic color of director Leos Carax's works. However, a strange story must be filled with three-dimensional characters to be exciting. In the past, the men and women in the director's works were always loved by their hearts, and they couldn't help falling into a crazy situation. In "Annette", Henry, the protagonist, is of course crazy, but the emotional...
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    Movie quotes

    • [repeated line]

      Henry McHenryAnn Defrasnoux: We love each other so much.

    • [first lines]

      The Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, we now ask for your complete attention. If you want to sing, laugh, clap, cry, yawn, boo or fart, please, do it in your head, only in your head. You are now kindly requested to keep silent and to hold your breath until the very end of the show. Breathing will not be tolerated during the show. So, please take a deep, last breath right now. Thank you.

    • The Accompanist: [while conducting an orchestra] It's a fast changing world. I am now the conductor of the city's finest orchestra. No longer the self-deprecating accompanist from such a short while ago. Ann would be proud of me. I do have my suspicions, though, about why she isn't alive. And doubts, too, about something else, but... Excuse me a minute.

      [goes back to conducting]

      The Accompanist: Henry has invited me to his place tomorrow, to discuss a matter that he says concerns Annette, and Ann. As awkward as it is for me to attend, anything that concerns Ann and the future of Annette is something that concerns me. Excuse me one more time.

      [goes back to conducting]

      The Accompanist: My love for Ann has never died. Neither has my regret that our affair was only an affair. I had. been hoping for so long. Then at a time when she was in despair, we started an affair. But the very next week, she met Henry. That was the end of it, the end of me. I'll always regret that. I deeply miss her - her warmth, her voice. I miss Ann. Excuse me.

      [goes back to conducting]