Mr. Morgan's Last Love

Mr. Morgan's Last Love (also known as Last Love) is a 2013 film based on Françoise Dorner's French novel La Douceur Assassine. It is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck and stars Michael Caine and Clémence Poésy.

Mr. Morgan's Last Love
Mr. Morgan's Last Love Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySandra Nettelbeck
Produced byAstrid Kahmke
Frank Kaminski
Philipp Kreuzer
Ulrich Stiehm
Screenplay bySandra Nettelbeck
Based onLa Douceur Assassine
by Françoise Dorner
StarringMichael Caine
Clémence Poésy
Justin Kirk
Jane Alexander
Michèle Goddet
Anne Alvaro
Gillian Anderson
Music byHans Zimmer[1]
CinematographyMichael Bertl
Edited byChristoph Strothjohann
Distributed bySenator Film (Germany)
A-Film Benelux MSD (Belgium)
Image Entertainment (US)
Release date
  • 29 June 2013 (2013-06-29) (Munich)
  • 1 November 2013 (2013-11-01) (US)
Running time
116 minutes[2]
United States
Box office$1,927,963[3]


The film centres around a retired, widowed professor (Caine) living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a young French woman (Poésy). That's the central structure for a sensitive story about changing relationships for this professor and his son, and life's meaning.[4]



The film was shot in Paris, Brittany, Brussels and Cologne in August 2011.[5]

The book's French protagonist Monsieur Armand was changed to American Mr. Morgan.[6] Nettelbeck wrote the screenplay with Caine in mind.[7]


Mr. Morgan's Last Love received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 35% rating, based on twenty reviews, with an average score of 4.9/10.[8] Metacritic gives the film a score of 37 out of 100, sampled from twelve reviews.[9]


  1. ^ "'Mr. Morgan's Last Love' to Feature Music by Hans Zimmer".
  2. ^ "MR MORGAN'S LAST LOVE (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Mr. Morgan's Last Love". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  4. ^ Chitwood, Adam (14 November 2011). "Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to Co-Finance Mr. Morgan's Last Love Starring Michael Caine". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  5. ^ White, James (10 February 2011). "Michael Caine Has Mr Morgan's Last Love". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  6. ^ Meza, Ed. "Caine ties knot on 'Last Love'". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  7. ^ Lefflet, Rebecca (3 January 2012). "Michael Caine Reveals 'Dark Knight Rises' and 'Mr. Morgan's Last Love' Contrasts From the Paris Set of New Film". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Last Love (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Last Love". Metacritic. Retrieved 31 October 2013.

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