• Amour (2012)


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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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