When 85 year-old André has a stroke, his daughter Emmanuèle hurries to be at his bedside. As he lies sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, André asks Emmanuèle to help him put an end to his life. But how can she honor such a morbid request when it is her own father?
Born in Paris in 1967, François Ozon graduated in film from the Sorbonne and studied directing at the Parisian Film School FEMIS. After several short films, he made a name for himself with the family farce, Sitcom (1998). He participated in the 2000 Berlinale with his film Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes, and again in 2002 with 8 Femmes. His films Sous le sable and Swimming Pool, both of which starred Charlotte Rampling, enjoyed successful theatrical runs.
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