Netflix 'Anne+ The Film': 5 things to know about the Dutch movie
The global entertainment industry knows how Netflix is one of the top production houses in the world today and directors from around the world are constantly having meetings with the streaming platform so that they can showcase their projects on it. One of the earlier non-English projects to enjoy success on the platform was a series named ‘Anne Plus’. The Dutch series arrived in 2018 and turned out to be a huge success.
The success prompted Netflix to renew the show for another edition and now that the show is enjoying a massive fan following, the makers have raised the stakes and decided to come out with a movie based on the character of the show. Titled ‘Anne+ The Film’, the story sees Anne (Hanna van Vliet) trying to adjust her life after her publisher criticizes the manuscript for her first novel. She is about to move to Amsterdam with Sara (Jouman Fattal), but it seems she is not the only person who is lost.
She meets someone who changes her perspective about life. Will she be able to write a better novel? We’ll see that when the movie makes its way to Netflix. The movie is a worthy addition to the franchise as well as the platform’s international catalog which has films like ‘The Forgotten Battle’, ‘#Alive’, and ‘Grudge’.
Here’s everything you need to know about the movie.
When does ‘Anne+ The Film’ release and where can you watch it
The Dutch movie will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on Friday, February 11. According to the Netflix Press site, the project will be available for streaming at 3.01 am EST. The movie takes forward the story of Anne who is trying to understand her life and viewers can watch the first two seasons ‘Anne Plus’ (TV Series) on Netflix by downloading the app through Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
What is ‘Anne+ The Film’ all about
The official synopsis reads, “Just before Anne is moving from Amsterdam to live with her great love Sara in Montréal, her publisher criticizes the manuscript for her first novel. What exactly is the story she’s trying to tell? Does she even have something to say at all? Anne is forced to search for what she wants in life because it is not only the main character in her novel who seems to be a little lost. Then she meets Lou, a non-binary drag king, who has a very different attitude towards life. Anne keeps stumbling through life and slowly finds direction and clarity in her life. She rewrites her book and realizes that she has some significant choices to make.”
Who stars in 'Anne+ The Film'
Hanna van Vliet will be reprising the role of Anne in the movie while Jouman Fattal portrays the role of her lover, Sara. Meanwhile, a new character named Lou will be introduced in the world of ‘Anne’ and it is being played by Thorn De Vries.
Hanna Van Vliet
Born in June 1992, Hanna began acting at the age of six and graduated in Drama and Contemporary Music Theatre at the Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2014. In 2009, she started her career with a couple of short movies and went on to star on the TV series ‘Return to Uruzgan’. Since then, Vliet has been seen in various ventures such as ‘Code Blue’, ‘Toon’, ‘Oh Baby’, and ‘Anne Plus’, for which she was nominated for a Golden Calf award at the Nederlands Film Awards.
Other actors to feature on the movie include Jade Olieberg (Jip), Eline Van Gils (Lily), Jesse Mensah (Max), Huib Cluistra (Teun), Ayla Cekin Satijn (Maya), and Amy Van Der Weerden (Daantje).
The movie has been directed by Valerie Bisscheroux and penned by Maud Wiemeijer. The aforementioned names are also the creators of the ‘Anne+’ franchise, with Vliet being the co-creator.
Suzan De Swaan, Rachel van Bommel, and Robert Kievit are producers of the movie. Meanwhile, Noortje Dijkstra serve as executive producer on the show.
You can watch the trailer here.