弗兰克（米兰·佩斯彻尔 Milan Peschel饰）和西蒙（斯黛菲·库恩特 Steffi Kühnert饰）本是一对幸福的夫妇，他们拥有稳定的工作、新买的房子，还有一双儿女然而一个突如其来的消息不仅让弗兰克震惊，更让整个家庭都瞬间坍塌——弗兰克被诊断出脑部长了一颗不能动手术的肿瘤。即将面对死亡的他，在尽力克服着药物治疗和化学治疗带来的副作用。弗兰克所剩时日不多，他开始用手机每天记录下这生命的最后时刻。本片荣获2011年第64届戛纳电影节一种关注单元一种关注大奖。导演阐述这部电影的源起来自身边一些饱受疾病困扰的友人，这些即将走到生命尽头的历程，就成为了本片的故事。影片几乎没有剧本，只有简单的大纲，所有的对话都来自演员的现场发挥。
U.S Postal Inspectors are called in when a suburban couple are killed by a mail bomb. Suspicion immediately falls on the couple's estranged and heavily in debt son, who also just happens to be a Navy munitions expert. But investigations reveal that he is on the run from a past event in his life that is associated with the bombings.
A true story of a family and town's effort to save a beloved and heroic dog named Semper Fi. The father, a Captain in the US Marines and his homemaker wife, contend with the "not so earth shattering" problems of their twin, fifteen year old daughter and son as well as the antics of their precocious six year old daughter. Their lives tumble along, as most families do, until they must face the grave diagnosis of their faithfully and very loved Golden Retriever, Semper Fi. The family cannot afford the expensive surgery the dog needs. The children jump into action with a plan, spear headed by the fifteen year old daughter. They plan a community yard sale, donating all of their most prized possessions. The family's grumpy neighbor plays an unlikely and unexpected part in the ultimate success of the fund raising. Before Semper goes in for his surgery, he displays a heroic act that almost ends his life. The story unfolds during the holiday season.