Writer & Director: Lee Joo-young
Network: Coupang Play
Anna is an adaptation of the novel “Chinmilhan Ibangin” (친밀한 이방인) by Jung Han-ah.
Anna Cast and Characters
Anna Ending Explained
Does Anna Have A Happy Ending?
Yu-mi is alive at the end of Anna but has lost the glamorous life she obtained through her lies.
Her punishment for her double life as Anna is a lonely life in exile.
Yu-mi survives but doesn’t get a truly “happy” ending.
It is a fitting ending for the gorgeous scammer.
What Happened to the Real Anna?
The real Anna, Lee Hyun-joo (Jung Eun-chae) dies by suicide although Yu-mi refuses to believe it.
It is eventually revealed that Hyun-joo did not actually commit suicide but was killed by Ji Hoon.
Ji-hoon killed her to prevent Yu-mi from being exposed as a fraud and tarnishing his reputation.
Does Ji-hoon Find Out About Anna’s True Identity?
Ji-hoon is revealed to have known about Yu-mi’s true identity all along after speaking with Hyun-joo.
He had Hyun-joo killed to prevent Yu-mi from being exposed.
What Happened to Yu-mi’s Mother?
Yu-mi’s mother is dying but Yu-mi is prevented from visiting her by Ji-hoon.
Yu-mi gets news of her death while on a flight to the US with Ji-hoon.
Does Ji-hoon win the election?
Yes, Ji-hoon wins the election to become the mayor of Seoul.
Why Do Ji-hoon and Yu-mi go to the US?
Yu-mi believes they are going to the US to pick up Ji-hoon’s son.
But Ji-hoon’s true plan is to have Yu-mi institutionalized in the US.
Why/How Does Yu-mi Kill Ji-hoon?
Ji-hoon and Yu-mi get into a car accident when he swerves to avoid hitting a deer. Yu-mi grabs the handbrake, causing the car to crash into a pole.
Yu-mi is able to get out of the car while Ji-hoon is trapped.
Yu-mi receives a text from reporter Han Ji-won telling her that the report exposing Ji-hoon’s corruption and crimes is being suppressed.
After receiving this news, Yu-mi decides to burn the trapped Ji-hoon alive in his car. Yu-mi lights her scarf on fire and throws it into the car to set it on fire.
Yu-mi walks away while the car burns.
Is the Truth Exposed About Ji-hoon?
Yes, Ji-hoon’s corruption and indiscretions become public knowledge after his death and he is disgraced.
Ji-hoon’s funeral is devoid of mourners despite the family waiting a month to hold the funeral.
The only people present are family members and reporters.
Is Yu-mi’s True Identity Exposed to the Public?
It is hinted that Yu-mi’s true identity has been revealed to the world with people talking about “Lee Anna” as an infamous figure.
Reporters at Ji-hoon’s funeral speculate whether or not she killed Ji-hoon.
Ji-won’s sunbae asks her if she thinks Lee Anna is still alive.
Anna’s shenanigans appear to be public knowledge but she is no longer in South Korea to suffer the backlash.
What Happened to Reporter Han Ji-won?
Ji-won helps successfully expose the truth about Ji-hoon to the public.
In 2018, Ji-won is happy. She has a new place, a new job, and a huge pay raise (twice as much money!).
Where is Yu-mi at the End of Anna?
Anna ends in the year 2020 with Yu-mi is living a secluded life in a small cabin in Canada.
Her neighbours don’t know her name and believe her to be a Chinese immigrant from the US.
What did you think of Anna?