A few years after Matthew Morgan (Michael Caine) loses his wife, he’s still living in Paris without ever having learned French; one day he gets to know a 60 years younger dance teacher (Clémence Poésy)… What may sound like a tawdry romance written only to flatter its aging male star is more believable than that, as the two leading characters have their own personal reasons to appreciate each other’s company. Their motives are explored throughout the story and the results are sweet, albeit a tad unremarkable. But Caine and Poésy avoid turning Matthew and Pauline into caricatures.
2013-Germany-Belgium-France-U.S. 116 min. Color. Written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck. Novel: Françoise Dorner (“La Douceur Assassine”). Cast: Michael Caine (Matthew Morgan), Clémence Poésy (Pauline), Justin Kirk (Miles Morgan), Gillian Anderson, Jane Alexander, Anne Alvaro.
Trivia: Released in the U.S. as Last Love.