Michel, a retired math teacher, has lived alone since his wife’s death and occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life. One day he comes across Dora, a young homeless woman, who shows up injured on his doorstep, and puts her up until she recovers.
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A claustrophobic homage to Hugo with a dash of Rohmer. Mahler's Fifth plays a huge role here, and it fills Michel's tiny apartment so beautifully. This is elegiac filmmaking, sorrowful and nostalgic but also dense and spiritual. And it all works so well together, despite how you might suspect a "guy writes polemic about religion and philosophy" movie would turn out.