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Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Each new Michael Haneke release tends to be accompanied with the words ‘masterpiece’ and ‘his best yet’ but it is an opinion I don’t always subscribe to. That is until Amour because this is undoubtedly a masterpiece and quite possibly his greatest achievement as a director too. These words are lofty praise indeed but fully deserved as this is his most humane, challenging and beautifully judged work to date and may well be the great film of the decade.
Deserved hyperbole out of the way, Amour, is a work of art that could only ever have been created by Haneke. It is a film as uncompromising and rigorous in its examination of its subject matter as all of his previous…
Jarring, moving, confrontational, emotive and deeply sincere. Any great piece of art should possess one or more of these qualities and Haneke's film simply possesses them all. And for me personally, I'd like to add soul searing.
I am not that familiar with Haneke's work and the films I have seen by his hand range from brilliant to boring for me. But they all have one thing in common, they are relentless to their audience and their themes. It is therefore intriguing by default when someone like Haneke decides to explore love.
This is a story that excels in its simplicity. What happens when life long lovers face the inevitable, death? How do they cope? In many a writer's hand,…
Georges Laurent does not shed a tear. Age is the greatest sculptor of all. When young, we are afraid, but we pretend not, of what punches life might throw at us. We are afraid of the future, we are afraid of Death, not of our own but of our beloved ones. Age, apart from wilting the physicality and deteriorating the health, infuses great determination and gives humans the solidity to face the pains of life and death unlike any other. Age cleanses us of rashness and enlightens our life with equanimity. Age makes us lose our physical beauty, only to give rise to the truest form of soulful love. Aging is always seen as a one of the greatest enigmas…
Things will go on, and then one day it will all be over.
Even though I saw Amour kept popping up on Letterboxd User's entries with high star ratings, I still didn't read the reviews. I just don't like reading reviews for films I haven't seen yet. Then I realized it was directed by Michael Haneke and didn't bother looking up anything more on the film. Not because I hate the director, but because I planned on watching the film and had a small inkling of what I was in for. I find the best way to tackle a film by Haneke is to have ZERO preconceived notions on what you're about to watch otherwise the film will drop…
Not much to say, but I guess "this bored me" won't quite hack it, so let me try a little harder:
1) I don't have a good track record with Haneke, who I'm firmly convinced is a sadist masquerading as a smug moralist, but I'm not a total hater (Code Unknown is pretty great; Cache is terrifically suspenseful, though it fails to say much of anything besides "FIE, FRANCE, FOR NOT ACKNOWLEDGING THE ALGERIAN WAR"). I didn't go into this wanting to hate it, because I don't do that and that's no way to go through life.
2) This seems rather monumentally pointless — "a hyper-lucid demonstration of his theme," sez Jonathan Romney, to be sure, and I'm not necessarily…
I have no idea where to begin. No idea what to say. No idea how to say anything. Nearly two years ago now, I saw Michael Haneke's film Cache and from the moment it started, I was spellbound. Hooked on Haneke. I gradually began to seek out more of his work until I had seen every feature. The Seventh Continent, Code Unknown, Cache and The White Ribbon garnered perfect, 10/10 ratings. His other films I also hold in very high regard.
Then along came Amour. It didn't come from nowhere. I knew Haneke was working on it for a while, and I followed its progress eagerly. Finally it had its premiere at Cannes, and was met with enormous critical praise…
An elderly couple, Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) and Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant), live in their Paris apartment. Retired music teachers they live comfortably and follow the international careers of their adult daughter and grandchildren. When Anne suffers the first of a series of strokes her deteriorating health requires Georges to nurse her and the film tracks the changes in their relationship as the inevitability of loss approaches.
This award winning drama is a poignant portrait of a marriage that is sensitively directed and manages the difficult trick of avoiding sentimentality while dealing with the real emotions of facing the end of ones life. Both stars are wonderful and totally convince as does Isabelle Huppert as their daughter Eva who finds it so hard to deal with the inevitable.
Rarely leaving the apartment the film immerses us in the couples world and despite the sombre subject matter the film avoids being depressing or even down beat.
Serious drama, beautifully performed.
Triste como ella sola y a la vez tierna. Una visión espeluznantemente cruda del amor.
Merely logging this film, as I stopped this a little past the halfway point.
I can acknowledge Haneke accomplishes what he sets out to do effectively. But, I will just admit that I am not in the mindset to see him document something awful with icy remove. I liked "Cache", but "The White Ribbon" was torture. Not a bad movie, but a bad experience and not a particularly enlightening one either.
Perhaps, I will revisit "Amour" when I am willing to withstand it. But I have to recognize that you don't have to force yourself to get through every film when it reminds you of something painful in your own life. And yet it annoyed me when the filmmaker treats the disintegration of a human being like a science/art project.
what kind of "amour" is that?
It is a great , sad , real story . It might bring tears to the eyes of many of us....too bad the film is so...quiet
Durante mi depresión post-oscars 2014, estuve recordando lo mucho que me gustaron las películas nominadas en la anterior entrega, y esta en particular fue una de mis favoritas. Solo vengo a comentarla para incitar a verla a todos aquellos que no lo hayan hecho aún, porque esta es una historia maravillosa y desgarradora. El drama intrínseco en las sutilezas de la película es apasionante, y se me es increíble como tal historia puede desarrollarse en un solo sitio y no aburrir. Muestra un amor demasiado puro, demasiado verdadero, y es realmente conmovedora. Actuaciones excepcionales y una dirección estupenda. Esta es una de esas películas que nadie se debería perder.
Um filme da vida real, com cenas difíceis de assistir, mas
que te prende do início ao fim, e ainda faz você sair pensando sobre o inevitável envelhecimento humano, a desconhecida forma de como você irá envelhecer e quem será seu companheiro nessa jornada.
I guess the movie title is appropriate, true love and sacrifice are portrayed quite well here but this same movie loses it charm along its length due to its incredibly boring slow pace and some plot holes which stain the many long avoidable scenes towards an ending I was predicting it would be several minutes before.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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