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One thing this new exclusive clip from I, Anna proves is that Gabriel Byrne's copper DCI Bernie Reid probably hasn't been reading The Game lately. The sleaze manual's approach to Charlotte Rampling in this scenario would involve some 'negging' ("Hey, Charlotte, thought The Night Porter was a bit dull"), a glint of Miller's Crossing Tommy gun, and possibly a flash of that Golden Globe, rather than Reid's world-weary banter. His is a more of a postmodern pick-up technique, as you can see from the clip below.



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