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...