Plot[ edit ] All About Anna tells the story of Anna Gry Bay , a single woman who seeks to maintain an active sex life while staying clear of emotional involvement, after having been jilted by the love of her life, Johan Mark Stevens. She has a relationship with Frank Thomas Raft , but refuses to let him move in with her. When Johan shows up again after five years absence, she starts wondering how much longer she can maintain her emotional independence, and if that is what she wants.
She has sex with him, loses his telephone number and cannot contact him. She ends her affair with Frank and when she is offered a job as costume designer in a French theatre, she decides to move to Paris. She leaves her flat to her flatmate Camilla Eileen Daly who asks her permission to rent out the now empty room to a friend of hers.
This friend turns out to be Johan, and Anna meets him as she leaves for Paris, where the local stage actors Pierre Morten Schelbech and Sophie Ovidie offer new amorous temptations, but she worries about Johan finding a new love.
In the end she returns to Copenhagen and, after mistakenly thinking that Johan has been unfaithful to her, she faces her fears of commitment and is reunited with Johan. Release, distribution and critical reception[ edit ] The film was originally released in November on a Scandinavian 3-disc DVD.
This was the first Danish pornographic film to be released with subtitles for the hearing-impaired, which was enthusiastically received by the deaf community. What they don't like is the endless close-ups of hammering bodyparts without a story. Lars von Trier is the first to have realized this and produced valuable quality porn films for women. An ideal introduction movie is the hit film All About Anna, a mainstream film that features real sex".
In April , the U. It was one of only four films to receive the journal's highest rating that month. Critic Jared Rutter wrote: This title can be sold as either mainstream or adult—the best of both worlds.
The highest score went to All About Anna. The list also included Constance and Pink Prison. A Softcore Version with no explicit sexual footage has also been released in Germany.