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22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Arthur & Claire

2017, Miguel Alexandre, Austria/Netherlands, 100 min.
Josef Hader, Hannah Hoekstra

Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 9th 7:45pm
  • Mon, Mar 11th 7:45pm

“A tightrope walk between credible blows of fate and lighthearted humor…for Hader fans a must, and a recommendation for those who appreciate the fine balance.”--Peter Gutting, Cinetastic

Writer, actor, and cabaret comedian Hader (WILD MOUSE; STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE) brings his trademark deadpan humor to this bittersweet story of Arthur (Hader), an exacting man with terminal cancer who arrives in Amsterdam to avail himself of legal suicide, only to be rudely thwarted at every turn on his intended last night. Luxuriating in a curmudgeonly funk in his boutique hotel, Arthur is distracted by the ear-splitting music of the young woman in the suite next door. As it develops, Claire (Hoekstra) is rather more noisily on suicide watch, too. In a battle of wills with an intense love-hate undercurrent, the two join up for a quirky, funny and ultimately revealing odyssey through a visually stunning Amsterdam night. In German, Dutch, and English with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of Arri Media. (BS)

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