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In Search of Anna (1978)

Tony's out of jail. His mates think he's got the proceeds from the robbery and want it. Tony just wants to find Anna. He deals with one problem at a time. This is a road movie and a trip. A... See full synopsis »


Esben Storm


Esben Storm
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Moir ... Tony
Judy Morris ... Sam
Chris Haywood ... Jerry
Bill Hunter ... Peter
Alex Taifer Alex Taifer ... Tony's father
Ian Nimmo Ian Nimmo ... Buzz
Gary Waddell Gary Waddell ... Maxie
Richard Murphett Richard Murphett ... Undertaker
Shuvus Shuvus ... Country boy
Lou Brown Lou Brown ... Country boy
Maurie Fields ... Bert
Merle Keenan Merle Keenan ... Gossiping woman
Lily Vargersen Lily Vargersen ... Gossiping woman
Rick Ireland Rick Ireland ... Man at Crown Street house
Martin Sharp Martin Sharp ... Eternity Man


Tony's out of jail. His mates think he's got the proceeds from the robbery and want it. Tony just wants to find Anna. He deals with one problem at a time. This is a road movie and a trip. A great piece of work from writer/director Esben Storm. A very unusual film to come out of Australia. Great performances from a strong cast. Top music; John Martyn, Allan Stivell, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo

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28 July 1979 (USA) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Production filming on this movie started on 28 February 1977 which was exactly four years to the day after the director Esben Storm's previous film 27A (1974) had also gone into production. See more »

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Worth a search.
25 February 2003 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

Tony is released from prison and goes in search of what once was happiness, Anna. She has vanished so he hits the road North in hope of finding her. Along the way he meets Sam, (Judy Morris), and a relationship develops between the two. How wonderful it is to see the South coast along the Melbourne to Sydney route and the realism of Sydney at the time as never captured before in honesty by an Australian filmmaker. (The scene with the Eternity man gave me goose bumps.) The story is not told in chronological order and leaves you guessing. You think you have it tied up midway through but director/writer Esben is a step ahead of us. Some wonderful moments with strong performances hold this unstable film together through its weaker moments.

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