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Amour 2012 12

127 mins France Director. Michael Haneke

The film which provided cinema’s great provocateur Michael Haneke with the mainstream recognition of an Oscar win, alongside other prizes including the Palme d’Or. This devastating drama about an elderly couple trying to cope when a stroke leaves the wife partly paralysed is honest, unsentimental and deeply sensitive.

Save for one early scene, it takes place in the retired music teachers’ Paris apartment; as Anne’s condition deteriorates, their world shrinks, and visitors merely distract Georges from deciding what’s best for his wife.

Haneke never underplays the difficulty of maintaining a mutually supportive relationship under such circumstances; the film’s brave, brilliant performances make it extraordinarily moving.

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Directed by

Michael Haneke

Featuring

Isabelle Huppert

Emmanuele Riva

Jean-Louis Trintignant

Collection

Oscars - Best Foreign Language Film Oscars - Best Leading Role Oscars - Best Director Oscars - Best Picture The Power of Love Oscars - Best Original Screenplay Love

Certificate

12 Contains one use of strong language and distressing scenes

Released

2012

Country

France

Language

English

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