About

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

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Directed by

Michael Haneke

Written by

Michael Haneke (Screenplay)

Runtime

127 minutes

Country

Germany, France, Austria

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

daughter love married couple nurse stroke illness music teacher aging piano lessons retired octogenarian pigeon

Photos

Lists

#32 on The 50 best films of the decade so far The Dissolve

#42 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

#45 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#43 on The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s Rolling Stone

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing