Feature Film, FR/DE/AT 2012, Farbe, 125 min., OmdU
Director, Script: Michael Haneke
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud u.a.
Camera: Darius Khondji
Editor: Monika Willi
Location Sound: Guillaume Sciama, Jean-Pierre Laforce
Sounddesign: Nadine Muse
Production Design: Jean-Vincent Puzos
Costumes: Catherine Leterrier
Producers: Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt
Production: WEGA Filmproduktionsges.m.b.H
Co-production: Les Films du Losange (FR), X-Filme Creative Pool (DE)
Following a stroke, Anne becomes dependent on the care of her husband. It is the beginning of the inexorable end of a life and an ardent love. The time that is left to them is filled with self-sacrifice and the struggle to preserve dignity. Carried by two extraordinary actors, Michael Haneke shapes the predicament in the form of a chamber play, set in a Parisian apartment. A film about love – and how it is lived to the fullest extent by the victims it claims.