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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 an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Michael Haneke was born in 1942 in Munich. He studied Psychology, Philosophy and Theater Sciences in Vienna. Active as a director and playwright for television, film and the opera, he is also a professor for Directing at the Vienna Film Academy. A selection of his award-winning films includes: THE SEVENTH CONTINENT (1989), BENNY'S VIDEO (1992), 71 FRAGMENTS OF A CHRONOLOGY OF CHANCE (1994), THE CASTLE (1997), FUNNY GAMES (1997), CODE UNKNOWN (2000), THE PIANO TEACHER (2001), TIME OF THE WOLF (2003), CACHÉ (2005), FUNNY GAMES U.S. (2007), THE WHITE RIBBON (2009) and LOVE (2012).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Michael Haneke
Screenplay Michael Haneke
Cinematography Darius Khondji
Cast Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Producer Margaret Menegoz
Co-Producers Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz
Production Company Les Films du Losange, in co-production with X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film/Vienna, France 3 Cinéma/Paris, ARD Degeto, Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR
Length 125 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Cannes 2012 (In Competition), Sydney 2012, Karlovy Vary 2012, Sarajevo 2012, Golden Apricot Yerevan 2012, Durban 2012 (In Competition), Melbourne 2012, Haugesund 2012, New York Film Festival 2012, Toronto 2012, Vancouver 2012. Telluride 2012, San Sebastian 2012, Zurich 2012, BFI London 2012, Vladivostok 2012, Busan 2012, Hamptons 2012, Stockholm 2012, Brisbane 2012, Tallinn Black Nights 2012, Shanghai 2013, Zurich 2013, Bratislava 2013
Awards Golden Palm Cannes 2012, Best Film Durban 2012, Andreas Award Haugesund 2012, FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2012, Golden Globe 2013, London Critics' Circle Awards: Film of the Year & Best Screenwriter 2013, Bavarian Film Prize 2012: Best Director, Guldbagge 2012 (Best Foreign Language Film), BAFTA 2013 (Best Film not in the English Language, Best Actress), Academy Award 2013 (Best Foreign Language Film: Austria)
With backing from Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, CNC, Région Ile-de-Frace, German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mini-Traité, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Eurimages, France Télévisions, Canal+, Cinè+, ORF
German Distributor X Verleih

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