After a young man attempts to commit suicide, his family and friends spend a night together in a house whilst he lies between life and death in a hospital bed. Fearing the worst, three generations await the news that is sure to come, and as they do so the meaninglessness of their own lives becomes apparent.
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Thirty years ago, Arnaud Desplechin directed La Vie des morts, an intimate choral work--between life and death, disturbing and disconcerting, a birth certificate of a new generation of actors and filmmakers.