Jean-Louis Trintignant

The best picture and certainly the most raw, honest, and devastating film of last year is Michael Haneke’s Amour, released today in a crisp, hi-def Blu-ray that amplifies the formal design of one apartment building in Paris

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The credit for the warm undertones beneath the anguish should go to Haneke’s extraordinary actors, whose own life experience is on display here. It is key to the movie’s success that the upperclass Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) have a rich past together, especially since only glimpses of it are actually referred to in Haneke’s efficient, clear-eyed screenplay. It is this economy of theme paired with the subtle richness of character that make Amour so powerful.

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