Mr. Morgan’s Last Love is the bittersweet tale of a lonely American widower in Paris who learns to love life again after a chance encounter with a beautiful and vibrant young woman. They both spend a short but precious time together – a time that touches their hearts and changes their lives.
From the day Pauline lends him a helping hand on the bus, the stubborn, weary Matthew Morgan stumbles back to happiness. Swept off his old feet by the young woman’s disarming vitality and unwavering optimism, the quiet teacher becomes an unlikely student of living. In their everyday adventures of walks through Paris, lunches in the park, and trips to the country, the odd couple explores the treasures of friendship, the comfort of companionship, the taste of romance – and the meaning of family. Through their mutual restoration of faith in people who care, Pauline embraces the idea of a new kind of family while Matthew finally reconnects with his estranged son Miles, who in turn finds himself deeply affected by the changes in his father. What begins as Miles’ and his sister Karen’s frustrated attempt to bring Matthew home to the US, leads to consequences in Miles’ own life that he never expected. Just in time, father and son learn to respect each other again, to let go of the past and let in the future – and in their life lessons, they each in their own way find love and hope again.
The German-Belgian co-production is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck (Helen, Mostly Martha) and based on the French novel La Douceur Assassine by Françoise Dorner. The cast includes two-time Oscar® winner and British acting legend Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Inception, The Quiet American), French rising star Clémence Poésy (127 Hours, In Bruges, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Justin Kirk (Weeds, L!fe Happens), four-time Oscar® nominee Jane Alexander (Ring, Terminator Salvation, The Ciderhouse Rules), French “César” winner Anne Alvaro (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, The Taste of Others) and Golden- Globe® winner Gillian Anderson (The X Files, Johnny English Reborn).
“An engaging cross-generational tale, the film is at its best when it dwells on Matthew and Pauline as they grow fonder of each other and offer a sense of family both yearns for.
“Poignant.. beautiful...a must see for Michael Caine fans”
Germany / Belgium
|Mature themes and infrequent coarse language|