Settled happily into their long-established domestic routines, retired music teachers Anne and Georges Laurent (renowned French thesps Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant) have their comfortable world cataclysmically upended when Anne suddenly displays symptoms of a stroke.
With Anne now partially paralyzed, Georges struggles to care for her at home, with each day bringing new, painful challenges. It would have been easy with material such as this to slip into the conventions of a tearjerker, but Haneke unerringly steers clear of sentimentality, cliché or bathos.
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