Conclusion: Michael Haneke's Amour comes to Blu-ray in North America rather late, but I think that folks who have been patiently waiting for a local release will be very pleased with Sony Pictures' technical presentation. In my opinion, this is one of the year's must-own Blu-ray releases. Do not miss it, folks.
Conclusion: Amour isn't an easy viewing, but it is a substantial and rewarding one. Michael Haneke's portrait of the twilight of a long marriage is poignant, haunting, and refreshingly original. This drama is certainly among last year's better films and you'll be glad you made the effort to discover it.
Summary: Gently divesting himself of his old reputation as a cold, unforgiving schoolmaster, but cutting and probing all the same, Amour enjoyed more crossover appeal than all of Michael Haneke's previous work put together.
Excerpt: Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anna (Emmanuelle Riva) are two former music teachers, now in their eighties and living in retirement in a flat in Paris. One morning, Anne freezes at the breakfast table and cannot remember what has happened...
Excerpt: The subject of Michael Haneke ’s shattering Amour is right there in the title. It’s about the indignities of growing old and the inevitability of death, but only in the same way The Master concerns Scientology—as a means to an end, a phenomenon that reveal its characters’ true nature.