Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments.


Filippo Meneghetti
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Sukowa ... Nina Dorn
Martine Chevallier Martine Chevallier ... Madeleine Girard (as Martine Chevallier de la Comédie Française)
Léa Drucker ... Anne
Jérôme Varanfrain Jérôme Varanfrain ... Frédéric
Muriel Bénazéraf Muriel Bénazéraf ... Muriel
Augustin Reynes Augustin Reynes ... Théo (as Augustin Reyes)
Hervé Sogne Hervé Sogne ... Monsieur Brémond
Stéphane Robles Stéphane Robles ... Nico
Eugénie Anselin Eugénie Anselin ... Christiane
Véronique Fauconnet Véronique Fauconnet ... L'infirmière de l'Ehpad
Aude-Laurence Clermont Biver Aude-Laurence Clermont Biver ... L'infirmière de l'hôpital (as Aude Laurence Biver)
Denis Jousselin Denis Jousselin ... Le directeur de la maison de retraite
Alice Lagarde Alice Lagarde ... La serveuse
Paloma Dumaine Paloma Dumaine ... Petite fille 1
Sasha Roy Bellina Sasha Roy Bellina ... Petite fille 2


Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, are secretly deeply in love for decades. From everybody's point of view, including Madeleine's family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine's daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them. Written by Paprika Films

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Drama | Romance


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Official submission of France for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. See more »

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28 November 2020 | by atractiveeyesSee all my reviews

It's an amazing tender drama with a touch of thriller. The story is one of the best stories about true love without any exaggerated efforts and flows nicely. It's slow-paced and so simple yet so touching and full of emotions. Performances are all great. Camerawork is awesome with nice sceneries. It's one of the very best movies I saw this year. Im glad France chose it as its official candidate to the Oscars and I really hope it'll get its deserved nomination. Highly recommended.

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French | German

Release Date:

5 February 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two of Us See more »

Filming Locations:

Thionville, Moselle, France See more »


Box Office


EUR2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,955, 7 February 2021

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2.39 : 1
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