Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke and their lives are never the same.
That incident begins Anne's harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes. Even as the fruits of their lives and career remain bright, the couple's hopes for some dignity prove a dispiriting struggle even as their daughter enters the conflict.
In the end, George is driven to make some critical decisions for them both.
** WINNER - Best Foreign Film, Academy Awards 2013 **