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Thursday, January 3, 2013

AMOUR (2012)




Director:
Michael Haneke

Writer:
Michael Haneke

Starring:
Jean Louis Trintignant
Emmanuelle Riva
Isabella Huppert and others

Amour is the French movie which "apparently" has no competition for the Best Foreign movie category in all major awards. Well firstly this movie is highly overrated. The reason (according to me) why the critics applaud this movie is for the bold step taken by Haneke to film a movie of this nature. The movie per se is not as engaging or fulfilling as the hype it has amassed since winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes. I didn't really enjoy Riva's performance but Trintignant on the other hand is sensational. I have mixed feelings for this movie because it is a benchmark for cinematic excellence but unfortunately that does not culminate in a satisfying watch.
    
Pranit’s Rating: 5/10