Filmmaker Michael Haneke steers away from the brilliant, brutal, audience-abusing thrillers he's known for (Funny Games, The Piano Teacher, Caché) to make this intimate picture about life, love and (most of all) death. The magnificent Jean-Louis Trintignant (A Man and a Woman) and Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima, Mon Amour) star as an elderly couple whose simple life is shattered by the realization that her physical and mental health is slipping away. The film is an unflinching look at the sad, embarrassing, uncomfortable, heart-shattering process of watching a loved one die. In French with English subtitles. 127 minutes PG-13.