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An octogenarian couple find their love put to the ultimate test when one of them suffers a stroke, and the other must assume the role of the caretaker in this compassionate yet unsentimental drama from director Michael Haneke. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are retired classical-music teachers savoring their golden years in a comfortable apartment when Anne experiences a stroke that leaves her partially paralyzed. As devoted Georges struggles with the formidable task of becoming Anne's full-time caretaker, a visit from their adult daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert) reaffirms just how secluded from society the highly educated couple have become since retiring.
Well made. Play like, almost everything takes place in their apartment. But then that is the experience. We only know what is said there, or what we see.
Great but depressing
3.5 Stars. Difficult film about love. The ending was unfulfilling because the end of the story was shown as the opening scene. And by the time we get to the end of the film I had more questions about the end. Difficult but certainly worthy.