"Amour" movie quotes take viewers along as a story about love, loss and growing old plays out in this French-language drama film. Written and directed by Michael Haneke, "Amour" opened to critical acclaim and went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival before it was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
In "Amour," the late life of retired 80-something music teachers living in Paris is the basis of the film. Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) and Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) live a long and happy life together, though somewhat detached from their daughter, Eva (Isabelle Huppert), who lives abroad. As they grow older however their health begins to decline, something that is highlighted when Anne has a stroke one morning during breakfast.
As much as he loves her, Georges tries his best to take care of Anne in their French apartment, much to the displeasure of Eva who urges Georges to put Anne into a nursing home. Anne's condition continues to worsen and takes a toll on both her and Georges. It is at this point where Georges has to make a decision to do what is best for the woman he loves so dearly but has to see suffer in pain and anguish.The emotional love saga of "Amour" touched the hearts of many, including awards voters but it wasn't the only one. Other top movies of the season included "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Red Dawn," "Chasing Mavericks," "Rise of the Guardians," "Argo," and "Looper."
Georges: "Things will go on as they have done up until now. They'll go from bad to worse. Things will go on, and then one day it will all be over."Part restating the obvious and part brilliantly reflecting on life, Georges describes, in a very basic manner, the stresses of growing old.
Anne: "What are you doing? You left the water running."
Georges: "What? Are you completely mad? Is this a joke?"
Georges: "Is this some kind of prank? Are you playing a prank on me?"
Anne: "What prank? I don't understand. Why that tone of voice? What's gotten into you?"
Georges: "Stop playing games. It's not funny."
Anne: "What games, for goodness' sake? What's going on?"
Georges: "We've always coped, your mother and I. All this is still a bit new."
Eva: "Sorry if this embarrasses you but when I came in earlier I remembered listening to you two making love when I was little. For me, it was reassuring. It made me feel you loved each other and that we'd always be together."
Eva: "Are you out of your mind?"
Georges: "Sit down."
Eva: "I don't want to. What is going on?"