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Film review

In 'Amour,' life’s last act calls for different kind of love

Director Michael Haneke, left, confers with his "Amour" stars, Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Riva earned an Oscar nomination as best actress for her portrayal of Anne.
Director Michael Haneke, left, confers with his "Amour" stars, Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Riva earned an Oscar nomination as best actress for her portrayal of Anne.
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Anne and Georges are elderly Parisians taking life’s victory lap. Their child is grown and married. Pianists and piano teachers, they can attend concerts and listen to CDs of their famous former students. Their routines are as set and comfortable — he knows which books she likes and recommends them, she knows how he takes his eggs. And they still have so much to talk about with one another. But a stroke interrupts that. Michael ...


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