Comedy drama written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. Fred Ballinger (Caine) is a retired composer and conductor and his friend Mick Boyle (Keitel) is a working film director. The septuagenarian friends are on a vacation at a luxury resort at the foot of the Alps, where they ponder their children's confused lives, Mick's eager young writers and the other guests at the hotel which include aspiring actor Jimmy Tree (Paul Dano), diva Jane Fonda (playing herself) and Fred's daughter and assistant Leda (Rachel Weisz). Whilst Mick works to finish the screenplay for what he anticipates will be his final significant film, Fred expresses no interest in picking up his musical career again, but a request from a well-known monarch makes him reconsider. The star-studded cast also includes current Miss Universe Madalina Ghenea.