With a script from a veteran Roman Polanski collaborator and camerawork from a French master, Anna Oz (1996) manages to pack a surprisingly suspenseful and claustrophobic punch. Charlotte Gainsbourg stars as the eponymous Anna Oz, a nubile young beauty who’s holding down fort in a cavernous Venetian pleasure palace at the opening of Eric Rochant’s drama. The main conceit of the film is that the glamorous world Anna creates for herself in Venice isn’t real; in fact, it’s a dream concocted by the heroine from her working-class flat in Paris. The dream is so real, however, that Parisian Anna finds her sanity and livelihood threatened by the spoiled doppelganger that desires her demise. Regardless of which side of the continent the action unfolds, Gainsbourg shows why she’s one of the leading lights of contemporary European cinema. Like her bombshell mom (Jane Birkin) before her, Charlotte displays fleshy treasures that the camera can’t help but adore.