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Amour

(DVD - 2013 - French)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Amour
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A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge.
Title: Amour
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Summary: A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and for brief language
Statement of Responsibility: Les films du losange ; X-Filme Creative Pool ; Wega Film ; produced by Margaret Menegoz ... [et. al.] ; written and directed by Michael Haneke
Country of Producing Entity: France Germany Austria
Performers: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, William Shimell, Ramon Agirre, Rita Blanco.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85) presentation; 5.0 Dolby digital
Other Language: French dialogue; English subtitles
Subject Headings: Love Drama Husband and wife Drama Old age Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Topical Term: Love
Husband and wife
Old age
Publisher No: 41738 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Oct 09, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I found it fascinating that the director keeps sequences that would normally be edited out. This is a good film, with a typical French (hanging) ending.

Jul 02, 2014
  • pol rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

With the possible exception of "Cries and Whispers" and its long, drawn-out, realistic scenes of someone dying slowly of cancer, this is the most horrific and painfully moving film I have ever seen. Like Bergman's film it is certainly not for everyone and very difficult to watch. Like Sarah Polley's great "Away from Her" it is just as heartbreaking to witness the healthy partner's pain as it is to watch the deteriorating partner. Which of them, indeed, is suffering more? What makes this film a true horror story is that while none of us will ever actually encounter any ghouls or psycho killers, we all have something like this in our future, perhaps for ourselves or perhaps for a loved one, or both. The title says it all. Not a film for the shallow or heartless.

Mar 29, 2014
  • JMGP rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie will stick with me forever. The slow pace and watchful camera drew me in so intimately that I was almost an observant but silent character in the film itself. I witnessed the husband's very tender love towards his wife from the first time I saw them. He was so gentle and thoughtful and self-sacrificing. How disappointed I was to see how he dealt with his wife in the end! What a true story of "Amour" it would have been if he had continued his patient, loving, service until her natural death. It should have been called "The Tragedy of Human Frailty".

Mar 06, 2014
  • brianthecat2 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

not what expected. but afterall it is French. love? no. caring? no. afraid to let go? yes.
not sad, not romantic, a little benign.

Mar 03, 2014
  • anitabean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Few films tell a story of love as bravely as this. I found it very affecting and very real. It's not easy to watch, but that's why its a great film.

Mar 03, 2014
  • IrishMoon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An incredibly compassionate, loving film that shows kindness in a way that many who have not shared a similar experience would never, ever understand.

Feb 27, 2014
  • brendangel rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

please do not waste your money on this boring movie, there is no love a wrong message, also do not understand why he won the oscar?? the most boring and longest of all

Thanks for posting spoilers in the reviews!! :(

Feb 07, 2014
  • AppleChips rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It saw this when I was 16 and now I'm 17 and I thought this was a great movie!
It is so sad and it makes you wish you could be or even find a couple like this.
And it also makes you hate young kids who think if it is broken just get a new one.
As the girls mother was sick the daughter keeps saying how she should go into a home to get help.
But she never thinks "what would my father do?" (It is like the movie Grand Torino when his kids get him an old man phone for his birthday and how the grand kinds only want his car when he dies)
This is a great little movie to watch with a child any age, I know if I watched it when I was little I would have loved it. (My fave movies when I was a kid though was Rosemary's baby and The pianist)
You should really like this movie it is simple and the ending is sad and amazing.

Jan 26, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I'm rating this low because I really disliked the central charactar the husband who became a care-taker and then took the life of his wife (the opposite of care). I watched it twice to try to get a sense when he transitioned to deciding that killing his wife would be the best option and could get no clue. There is a running water symbolism throughout the film which seems to symbolize the human taking for granted of life. I felt very uncomfortable watching the husband's interactions with a pidgeon who god knows why kept coming into their house.

After watching this movie, I find myself asking "where is the love which was supposed to be the central theme of this movie?"

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Feb 25, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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