Amour

Directed by Michael Haneke, 2012, 127 minutes, French (w/ English Subtitles), rated PG-13

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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.

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“Shot in long, static takes, Amour stares directly into the indignities of old age and the curse of a slow death.” – Miami Herald

“A tender, wrenching, impeccably directed story of love and death.” – New York Times

“Considering Haneke’s confrontational past, this poignantly acted, uncommonly tender two-hander makes a doubly powerful statement about man’s capacity for dignity and sensitivity when confronted with the inevitable cruelty of nature.” –  Variety

“The title is french for love. The movie itself, indisputably the year’s best foreign-language film and an Oscar front-runner, defines what love is. And it does it the hard way.” – Rolling Stone

“Old age isn’t for sissies, and neither is this film.” – Rodger Ebert

“If you’ve seen someone you love through their dying, it may burn you up – but in an illuminating way.” – NPR