This feature is not available right now. He seals her room, stalks a bird, puts on his overcoat – vanishes. Amour possesses many of the filmmaker’s touchstones: an austere, majestic visual style, a central couple whose names are some variation of George and Anne, an enclosed setting that allows no exit for either the characters or their demons, and an abrupt act of violence. Amour, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and has been chosen as the year’s finest foreign-language film by most of the American film critics’ groups, is Haneke of the highest order. Tweet. "Old age ain't no place for sissies," Bette Davis is said to have said, and the longer age lasts, the less of a sissy you can be. (1) In Amour (2012) they are two dignified octogenarians who live in a spacious Paris apartment, enjoying their autumnal lives as music lovers and patrons of the piano arts. Even a casual viewer should be shocked that Amour ends as it does, with a murder-suicide as Georges disintegrates.
"Old age ain't no place for sissies," Bette Davis is said to have said, and the longer age lasts, the less of a sissy you can be.

Amour, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and has been chosen as the year’s finest foreign-language film by most of the American film critics’ groups, is Haneke of the highest order. At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, on the eve of Amour‘s win of the coveted Palme d’Or, I spoke to Haneke about the making of this most affecting, and unexpected, movie romance.
Amour is a movie of rot, one in which kindness and empathy devolve into euphemisms for selfishness.

Amour is a movie of rot, one in which kindness and empathy devolve into euphemisms for selfishness.

The opening shot of Michael Haneke's "Amour" shows firemen breaking into an elegant apartment in Paris. We know nothing about who lives here, and are told nothing — except in pantomime, as one fireman holds his nose. "Amour" has impressive performances of Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant and is developed in very slow pace, almost theatrically, and is sad to see the elder wife losing her dignity due to her physical and mental problems. We tend to identify with the leading character of a film, even if he is a heartless bastard.

Reviews You oughta be in movies Roger Ebert September 12, 2012. The opening shot of Michael Haneke's "Amour" shows firemen breaking into an elegant apartment in Paris. Once again, Michael Haneke gives us a story about Georges and Anne, the bourgeois couple that, in various incarnations, has populated his films since the 1980s. Movie Reviews Great Movies Collections TV/Streaming Features Chaz's Journal Interviews. I almost didn’t make it through “Amour,” which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film on Sunday.

We know nothing about who lives here, and are told nothing — except in pantomime, as one fireman holds his nose. "Amour" is a depressing movie about the end of a journey of a retired couple of about eighty and something years old. From 31 March 2020, YouTube services in the UK will be provided by Google LLC. Rating is available when the video has been rented.