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Divided into two chapters "Winter" and "Summer" the film follows the lives of Antoine and Viviane over six months or so of sustained trauma.Depicted as the most attentive of Antoine and Viviane's children, the 50-something Marie-Therese was in Argentina when she abruptly died of heart failure.Viviane is physically robust, so her children told her the full story of her daughter's death, and put her on a course of tranquilizers.Viviane may be physically strong, for instance, but her daughter's loss has ruined her emotionally. When not sobbing, she tries to coax Antoine to distract her with a story from the old days. Increasingly deaf, Antoine often has trouble hearing what she's saying. Each time Antoine is told Marie-Therese is still abroad, he nods, unsmiling, as if making quiet calculations.After reviewing some footage from a family gathering shot in 1991, Viviane can be heard lamenting that she no longer feels alive.
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