"Amour" is not a movie that one can 'like'. Instead it is a powerhouse. Electrifying performances, superb direction, there isn't a frame that's extraneous. In spite of the slow, claustrophobic and isolating agony, which is all too reminiscent of going through the death of a loved one oneself, one is a part of the inevitability that is the end of the cycle of life and the hopelessness of how to get there together. It is extraordinary that Michael Haneke has made two astoundingly beautiful and so very different films in a row. Nothing but kudos - and hopefully the 2013 Foreign Oscar!