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Trivia for Anna

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  • Helen Mirren and Luke Evans previously starred in The Fate of the Furious 8 (2017) as Magdalene Shaw and Owen Shaw respectively, although they played mother and son they did not share any scenes together.
  • Luc Besson is known to cast famous models as leading women in his films such as - Sasha Luss as Anna in Anna who also played Princess Lihio-Minaa in Valerian. Cara Delevingne as Laureline in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element and The Messenger: The Stiry of Joan of Arc. Kate Nauta in Transporter 2. Natalya Rudakova in Transporter 3. Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek in Bandidas.
  • A lengthy scene involves a robbery at an ATM in the latter half of the 1980s, but the first ATM ( bankomat ) was not installed in Russia until 1994.
  • The KGB building where car is waiting for Anna during the climax scene is actually the Chemical Department of Moscow State University. The main building (tower) of the university is briefly visible.
  • This movie shares many story similarities with one of Luc Besson's previous films, La Femme Nikita (1990), and its American remake Point of No Return (1993).
  • Second big screen appearance by Sasha Luss, both times directed by Luc Besson. This time, she's the main cast.
  • Of the main cast playing Russian characters, only Sasha Luss is Russian in real life. Luke Evans was born in Wales; dame Helen Mirren is English, but has Russian ancestry in real life. Cillian Murphy is Irish but plays an American.
  • Helen Mirren and Luke Evans previously starred together in The Fate of the Furious (2017), where they played mother and son.
  • Anna, without family, travels to Paris. This makes a parallel and refers to the movie and musical "Anastasia".
  • Piotr's tattoo, "Gott mit uns", means "God with us." Biblical in origin, it has heraldic connections and has been used as a war cry in Sweden.
  • Quote Olga "...I work for the KBG, baby."
  • Quote Olga "...I work for KGB, baby "
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