This is a beautiful dark film. It is not Hollywood -- definitely not. We have a saying in medicine. "N = 1." One story here -- and everyone's death is different. Amour raises many questions. How can we let this happen? We have become a culture of isolation. So many disconnects.
I enjoyed the amazing cinematography. The
first "literary" work in the Western canon is Gilgamesh -- and its
theme is death and what comes after. Death has fascinated man from our
Amour is in the same category as Ikiru.
See it -- it will make you think.Around two hours.
Brian Maurer's review is worth reading.