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ANNIE HALL


Year: 1977
UK: BFI (Collections)
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Colleen Dewhurst, Christopher Walken, Donald Symington, Helen Ludlam, Jonathan Munk, Marshall McLuhan, John Doumanian, Dick Cavett, Jeff Goldblum, Shelley Hack, Beverly D'Angelo, Sigourney Weaver, Walter Bernstein, Truman Capote, Mordecai Lawner, Joan Neuman, Jonathan Munk, Ruth Volner
Director: Woody Allen
Country: USA
UK: 93 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains drugs use and references
UK Release Date: 19 October 2001 (Limited Re-release - London)

Synopsis

Twice married, the successful Jewish comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) lives alone in Manhattan, New York dividing his time between professional appearances, visits to the movies and equally frequent visits to the analyst's where he endeavours to trace the connection between his present neuroses and his deprived childhood in Brooklyn. In 1975, his sixteenth year of analysis, his manager, Rob (Tony Roberts), introduces Alvy to Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) , a beautiful, insecure neurotic of mid-West WASP descent. They fall in love and start living together.

Alvy gets Annie to enrol for adult education courses (and also for analysis) and encourages her in her attempts to become a singer. Worried that she's not intelligent enough for him, Annie takes Alvy's prescriptions for her development as an independent person seriously enough to make him jealous. After a quarrel, Annie moves out and Rob introduces Alvy to Pam (Shelley Duvall), a reporter for Rolling Stone magazine with whom he tries unsuccessfully to have some fun.

Alvy makes up with Annie and takes her to Hollywood for a break, where they end up at a party given by Tony Lacey (Paul Simon), a record tycoon who admires Annie's singing. On their flight back, the couple decide that the their relationship has run its course and agree to split up and Annie goes to live for a while with Lacey in Hollywood. The following year, Alvy and Annie meet in New York and discover that they are still friends.










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