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.
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.
Summary: Michael Haneke's films always take place in the shadow of something unspeakable. In his debut, 1989's The Seventh Continent , it was madness; in his last film, 2009's Palme D'Or-winning The White Ribbon , it was Naziism.