2012 | 127 minutes | Rated PG-13

In his signature style, which is variously described as "brutal," "sadistic," and "unsentimental," Michael Haneke paints the portrait of a well-off, cultured elderly couple in Paris who have to contend with the increasing incapacitation of Anne (Emmanuelle Riva). After suffering a paralyzing stroke, Anne asks her husband Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) not to ever put her in the hospital—so he oversees her final downward spiral, diaper changes included. In portraying a situation that... well, sucks, Haneke's signature devotion to honesty yields a result that is technically impressive, beautifully acted, and deeply boring.


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Michael Haneke
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud, William Shimell, Ramón Agirre, Rita Blanco, Carole Franck, Dinara Droukarova, Laurent Capelluto, Jean-Michel Monroc