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Plot, Details & Awards

Amour

(2012)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and for brief language.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/19/2012 , 130min.
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Plot & Details

An octogenarian couple find their love put to the ultimate test when one of them suffers a stroke, and the other must assume the role of the caretaker in this compassionate yet unsentimental drama from director Michael Haneke. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are retired classical-music teachers savoring their golden years in a comfortable apartment when Anne experiences a stroke that leaves her partially paralyzed. As devoted Georges struggles with the formidable task of becoming Anne's full-time caretaker, a visit from their adult daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert) reaffirms just how secluded from society the highly educated couple have become since retiring.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Michael Haneke Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Foreign Language Film Won
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Michael Haneke Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Emmanuelle Riva Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Emmanuelle Riva Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Michael Haneke Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Michael Haneke Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Language Film Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actress Emmanuelle Riva Won
2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Language Film Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Emmanuelle Riva Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Michael Haneke Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Michael Haneke Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Won

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film Michael Haneke Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actress - Runner-up Emmanuelle Riva Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Picture Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film Won

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