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English / French
In the 1950s and 1960s, Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant were among France's most glamorous movie stars. Now in their eighties, they would be overlooked for most leading roles, which are usually written for younger characters. Most romance films revolve around dating, courtship and marriage, using the formation of a romantic union to structure the story. Michael Haneke's love story, however, is almost unique in examining the dynamics of a successful relationship as it draws to its close. When Anne suffers ill health, the spectre of death looms and her bond with husband Georges is tested, much to their daughter's distress.
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