Film Arthur & Claire

Arthur & Claire, film still © ARRI Media

Fri, 28.09.2018

New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Len Lye Centre
42 Queen St
New Plymouth

Germany / Austria / The Netherlands 2017 (Tragicomedy)

Director: Miguel Alexandre
Producers: Gerald Podgorning, Thomas Hroch, Arnold Heslenfeld, Gudula von Eysmondt
Duration: 98 mins
Languages: German, Dutch (with English subtitles)
Rating: M - drug use offensive language & suicide references

Arthur is terminally-ill and travels to Amsterdam with the aim of ending his life. But his carefully planned, lavish last trip is constantly being disrupted: on the plane, a child knocks over his glass of bubbly, and on the eve of his scheduled death, he hears loud noises from the hotel room next door. It’s there that he finds Claire, a young Dutch woman bent on committing suicide. After Arthur manages to stop her, she takes him out into the nightlife of Amsterdam, where they each try to change the other’s mind in the last few hours allotted to them.

Text: German Film Festival Australia