While watching the EuropaCorp/Summit Entertainment film “ANNA” I was reminded of the March 8, 1983 speech (excerpt below) that President Ronald Reagan gave to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida.
President Reagan for the very first time used phrase “evil empire” to describe Communism. He talked about clean shaven men who further the cause of Communism and warned the assembled religious leaders, and every American, that there truly is an ongoing battle between good (America and freedom) and evil (Communism and control).
The movie ANNA is a must see to understand how the Communist state controls the individual. This film depicts the true evils of Communism during the waning days of the former Soviet Union.
The main character is Anna Poliatova, played by Sasha Luss, a citizen of the Soviet Union. Anna’s life is pure misery. Her boyfriend is a thief, her apartment in Moscow is hell on earth. Anna decides to join the Russian Navy and fills out an application. She is then approached by KGB recruiter Alexander “Alex” Tchenkov, played by Luke Evans. From that point on her life goes from one of destitution and misery to one of total control by the state. She has no identity except those given to her by the KGB. She goes on to violate all of the Ten Commandments, a requirement to be a citizen of the Soviet Union and member of the KGB.
Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a low rating. I believe they did so because of the message that French screenwriter, director and producer Luc Besson is sending to the world — Communism is evil incarnate.
This movie is timely because Communism/Marxism/Socialism is on the rise in America. It is rearing its ugly head in groups like Antifa, the CPUSA, Democratic Socialists and even within the Democratic Party itself.
Throughout the film Anna only wants one thing — to be free. Free from the state. Free to live her own life. Free to become what she wants to become, not what the state dictates to her to be.
If you take away nothing else take away the idea that gaining one’s freedom is worth any cost. For Anna freedom does not come free. She pays the price but at the end prevails by turning the evil empire against itself.
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