Oscar® Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominee for: Best Picture, Best Directing, Writing (Original Screenplay), Actress in a leading role
2 hr. 7 min.
Year of Release:
December 19, 2012 (limited)
problems of old age, and growing old as a couple
test of a couple’s bond of love
strokes and brain damage
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer
Does God feel our pain? Answer
Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer
murder in the Bible
mercy killing / euthanasia
end of life care / hospice
Producer’s synopsis: “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.”
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