Director Michael Haneke

Production year 2012

Length 126min.

Country France / Germany / Austria


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. 


Palme d'Or | Cannes IFF, France, 2012


Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke



Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz


Michael Haneke

Director of Photography

Darius Khondji

Production designer

Jean-Vincent Puzos


Monika Willi


Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert

Production company(ies)

Les Films du Losange X-Filme Creative Pool Wega Film France 3 Cinéma ARD Degeto Film Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)

Michael Haneke

Born 23 March, 1942, Munich, Germany, Austrian filmmaker and screenwriter. He attended the University of Vienna to study philosophy, psychology and drama. After graduating, he became a film critic and from 1967 to 1970 he worked as TV editor and dramaturg. He made his debut as a television director in 1974. Haneke's feature film debut was in 1989. He won various prestigious awards (Palme d'Or in 2009 and 2012, Golden Globe Award in 2010, etc.). Haneke has worked in theatre too. He is known for raising social issues in his work. Besides working as filmmaker he also teaches directing at the Filmacademy Vienna.


The Seventh Continent (1989), Benny's Video (1992), 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994), Lumiere and Company (segment, 1995), Funny Games (1997), The Castle (1997), Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys (2000) The Piano Player (2001), Time of the Wolf (2003), Hidden (2005), Fanny Games. USA (2007), The White Ribbon (2009), Love (2012).

FILMS 2012