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Annie Hall

Der Stadtneurotiker

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Alvy Singer, a Jewish comedian and New Yorker, has been on the psychiatrist’s couch for 15 years. Here, he is busy analysing his relationship with singer Annie Hall. In flashbacks, we get a glimpse of the childhood he experienced as traumatic. So it is no surprise that the highly-talented and precocious child, after a mediocre career as a stand-up and two failed marriages, is now in a midlife crisis. He finds a charming, screwed-up opponent in “polymorphously perverse” Annie Hall. What a shame that their cinematic, culinary, literary, erotic and social needs diverge more often than not ... In loosely-constructed scenes full of gags and pithy one-liners, Woody Allen, with his star Diane Keaton, created a putative self-portrait, in which educated cinema audiences all over the world could recognise themselves. The use of modern estrangement effects, such as clips from TV shows and comic strips, also made the movie a tour de force of filmmaking. Annie Hall won four of the five Oscars it was nominated for; only Woody Allen himself failed to garner the Best Actor statuette. – World premiere of the digitally restored 4K DCP version.

Woody Allen

USA 1977


93’ · Colour · 4K DCP

Digitally restored version 2017

Rating R6


Woody Allen
Diane Keaton
Tony Roberts
Carol Kane
Paul Simon
Shelley Duvall
Janet Margolin
Christopher Walken


Woody Allen
Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Gordon Willis
Ralph Rosenblum
James Sabat
Art Director
Mel Bourne
Ruth Morley
Fern Buchner
Charles H. Joffe

Produced by

United Artists

DCP: Park Circus, Glasgow