Georges and Anne, in their 80s, have been together for ages; maybe they thought they would live forever. But when she falls victim to two crippling strokes, he honors her wish to stay at home by caring for her, eventually alone, in their Paris apartment. An On Golden Pond without the golden sunsets, but with a warmth unprecedented in the films of the eminent Austrian Michael Haneke, Amour is the purest fable of love at the end of life. As Georges and Anne are inseparable, so is the work of the actors who bring them to crotchety, luminous life. Both stars of French cinema since the 1950s — Jean-Louis Trintignant in … And God Created Woman, Emmanuelle Riva in Hiroshima mon amour — they never appeared together in a full feature before Amour, but they make the couple seem like eternal soul mates, their twinned lives spinning toward a final act of love.
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