• Amour (2012)

Amour

Release Date: December 19th, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 2013

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

Production Co: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Les Films du Losange

Keywords: France, Daughter, Sacrifice, Husband, Love, 2010s, Intense, Death, Wife

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Ella TaylorNPR

    At his provocative best, though - in his brilliant, gorgeous 2009 film "The White Ribbon," a study of the roots of fascism in domestic tyranny, and now in Amour - Haneke implicates us in the full range of human capacity. show more

  • 70
    Movieline

    For all that it is, as promised, about love, it's also a subtly punishing affair that grinds you into the ground as you watch an elderly couple deal with one member's slow deterioration of health and sanity. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Magnificent in its simplicity and its relentless honesty about old age, illness and dying, Michael Haneke's Amour is a deliberately torturous watch. show more

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Awards

Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2013)
Winner Best Foreign Film
Guldbagge Award (2013)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
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