2h07 / numérique / couleur / vosta Screenplay : Michael Haneke Casting : Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud, William Shimell Production : Margaret Menegoz, Les Films du Losange / Stefan Arndt, X Film Creative Pool / Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Wega Film Cinematography : Darius Khondji A.SC., A.F.C. Sound : Guillaume Sciama, Jean-Pierre Laforce Editing : Monika Willi, Nadine Muse Distribution : Les Films du Losange Award obtained : Palme d’or, Festival de Cannes 2012 / Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2012
Georges and Anne are octogenarians, cultivated people, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives abroad with her family. When Anne has an accident, the love that unites the couple is severely tested.
Michael Haneke has directed a film of brilliant simplicity in which rigour and mastery vie with tenderness and humanity. The breathtaking interpretation of Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, defying death, in a delicate lighting designed by cinematographer Darius Khondji, make this film into a masterpiece.