A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.


Florian Zeller


Christopher Hampton (screenplay by), Florian Zeller (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Top Rated Movies #108 | Won 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 131 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Olivia Colman ... Anne
Anthony Hopkins ... Anthony
Mark Gatiss ... The Man
Olivia Williams ... The Woman
Imogen Poots ... Laura
Rufus Sewell ... Paul
Ayesha Dharker ... Dr. Sarai
Roman Zeller Roman Zeller ... Boy

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Having just scared off his recent caregiver, Anthony, an ailing, octogenarian Londoner gradually succumbing to dementia, feels abandoned when concerned Anne, his daughter, tells him she's moving to Paris. Confused and upset, against the backdrop of a warped perspective and his rapid, heart-rending mental decline, Anthony is starting to lose his grip on reality, struggling to navigate the opaque landscape of present and past. Now, as faded memories and glimpses of lucidity trigger sudden mood swings, dear ones, Anthony's surroundings, and even time itself become distorted. Why has his younger daughter stopped visiting? Who are the strangers that burst in on Anthony? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The role of the father has been played on stage by Frank Langella, making this the second of his stage roles to be played on film by Anthony Hopkins. They previously both played Richard Nixon. Hopkins played the part in Nixon (1995), Langella in Frost/Nixon (2008). See more »


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Performed by Cyrille Dubois
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Anthony Hopkins best performance since Silence of the Lambs
3 January 2021 | by Kubrickfan15See all my reviews

My grandfather struggled with dementia for the last few years of his life, and this movie helps me understand his experience and struggles so much better. I am blown away with how moving and incredible this movie was. This is a film everybody should watch. Motion Pictures like this are the reason I love film.

Edit: I just saw the news tonight about Anthony Hopkins getting his second Oscar. I think this is one of the most well deserved Oscar wins I have seen. Although he will probably never see this, I would like to thank Anthony for providing his incredible acting. It was one of the most heart wrenching things I have watched and it means so much to me. The Oscar is definitely an incredible accolade for Anthony, but most importantly, this is a performance that I know will touch the hearts of many as it did mine.

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26 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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