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PG-13| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) have spent their lives devoted to their careers and to each other. Their relationship faces its greatest challenge when Anne suffers a debilitating stroke. Though Georges himself suffers from the aches and infirmities of old age, he bravely ignores his own discomfort to take care of his wife, and is determined to keep his promise to her that she never go back to the hospital.

Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant , Emmanuelle Riva , Isabelle Huppert , Alexandre Tharaud , William Shimell , Ramón Agirre , Rita Blanco , Carole Franck

Director: Michael Haneke

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Amour (2012)

Release Date: December 19th, 2012|2 hr. 7 min.

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  • These two glam stars of French cinema – Riva in 1959's "Hiroshima Mon Amour" and Trintignant in 1966's "A Man and a Woman" – give performances of breathtaking power and beauty. Prepare for an emotional wipeout. show more

  • Michael Haneke's French-language Amour, a perfect film about intertwined lives, proceeds at its own pace, and breathes so deeply that it takes your own breath away. show more

  • Amour arrives with plaudits and praise. But this is not hype, it is all deserved. This is a masterpiece. show more

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  • March 13, 2013 jnes2011
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    It is a wonderful story of love and what it means to a couple who have been there for each other for their entire lives. No it is not a traditional BS American Love Story where all is happy and rosy, but it is powerful. If for nothing else watch it to understand what it is to be there for a Parent, Friend or Partner at the end of their life and how love is not always about greeting cards and dinner, it is so much more.

  • February 19, 2013 carolmittel
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    This couple had no support, no community and no faith. They were alone and lost. Very sad. Also, why call it amour.? She exacted a terrible promise from him - very selfish and not loving at all. The movie made life seem meaningless.

  • February 16, 2013 mikesmutt
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    mostly dull story with many pointless shots---acting is excellent but should have been at 30 minutes shorter---nothing learned, nothing gained

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What Is 'Amour'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013

Posted by
Eric Larnick on January 23, 2013

"Amour"Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Director (Michael Haneke), Best Original Screenplay (Haneke), Best Foreign Language Film (Austria)What's It About? Anne (Riva) ...

Who Is Emmanuelle Riva? Meet The Best Actress Nominee From 'Amour'

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on January 22, 2013

"Amour," the latest addition to Michael Haneke's ("White Ribbon") uber-depressing oeuvre, hit the scene innocently enough. But the French flick, which plumbs the depths of marriage, parenting and agin...

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