Rated PG-13 · 127 minutes · 2012

Oscar winner for Best Foreign film, Amour might have been one of the most emotionally intense movies in the running this year. Yes, the story alone would be a qualifier, depicting as it does the inevitability of death in old age. But more important is how director Michael Haneke puts us face to face with that mortality. It’s a slow, methodical deterioration that puts Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) on death’s door, while her loving husband, Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant), wonders when enough will be enough. Can he give Anne—and himself—any comfort sooner than death will come for her? Most movies would get this wrong, hitting a melodramatic target or simply blinking in the face of such dramatic weight. Not Haneke; he’s used to playing in the deep end of the pool. And armed with these performances, Amour is nothing short of devastating.

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Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/amour
Director: Michael Haneke
Producer: Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heideuschka, Michael Katz, Margaret Ménégoz, Uwe Schott and Michael Katz
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud, William Shimell, Ramón Agirre, Rita Blanco, Carole Franck, Dinara Droukarova, Laurent Capelluto and Jean-Michel Monroc




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Memphis Flyer The Last Dance Celebrated French film Amour is a clear-eyed depiction of marital love and mortality. by Chris Herrington 02/14/2013
Portland Mercury Death without Dignity Amour: technically impressive, beautifully acted, and deeply boring. by Marjorie Skinner 01/23/2013
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East Bay Express Amour A bitter, pitiless piece of work. by Kelly Vance 01/16/2013
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Colorado Springs Independent Amour: End game Michael Haneke's most tender film to date: a story about an active, sharp-minded elderly couple whose lives are upended when one of them falls ill. by Tricia Olszewski 02/13/2013
Indy Week Michael Haneke's powerful, Oscar-nominated Amour Perhaps 30 minutes in, the simplest expression of love passed between Anne and Georges reduced me to a puddle of sobs. But I quickly composed myself for the rest of this extraordinary but calm, grave and unsentimental film. by David Fellerath 02/06/2013
Charleston City Paper Michael Haneke's Amour takes a hard, moving look at lasting love Early on in Michael Haneke's harrowing, moving Amour, 80-something-year-old Georges Laurent (Jean-Louis Trintignant) brings his wife, Anne (Emmanuelle Riva), back home to their Paris apartment to a life that has changed forever. by Scott Renshaw 02/13/2013
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