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Amour

Year 2012
Runtime 125 mins
Language French
Subtitles French with English Subtitles
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Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Festival, Austrian director Michael Haneke’s Amour is an unflinching portrait of love tested by the tiny but devastating sacrifices that age demands from everyone. Set in France, the film watches an elderly couple as physical deterioration and dementia shatter the calm of their marriage.

Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) live in retired contentment in their comfortable Paris apartment, surrounded by reminders of their lives as gifted musicians. Their students are accomplished, while their own music stays locked in recordings on their bookshelves shelves. But when a stroke cripples Anne’s arm and dementia begins to take its toll on her mind, George and their daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert) must face the promises that Georges and Anne made to each other as reality challenges the life they imagined for themselves.

 

Countries

France Germany
Awards
Palme d'Or Winner at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Festivals
Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Director
Michael Haneke
Executive Producer
Uwe Schott
Producer
Margaret Menegoz, Uwe Schott
Screenwriter
Michael Haneke
Cinematographer
Darius Khondji
Editor
Nadine Muse, Monika Willi
Production Design
Jean-Vincent Puzos
Cast
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert