Amour script
Amour (2012)
Synopsis: Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) have spent their lives devoted to their careers and to each other. Their relationship faces its greatest challenge when Anne suffers a debilitating stroke. Though Georges himself suffers from the aches and infirmities of old age, he bravely ignores his own discomfort to take care of his wife, and is determined to keep his promise to her that she never go back to the hospital.

ANNE:

I’m tired.

GEORGES:

I still fancy a drink.

He puts away his shoes with the others and slips on his

slippers. Anne has gone into the bathroom.

5.

ANNE (O.S.)

Go ahead then. Mathilde told me

that in her building, the attic

apartment was burgled from the

loft. They just knocked a hole in

the wall, cut out all of the

valuable pictures from their frames

and disappeared without a trace.

He goes toward the kitchen.

GEORGES:

They must have been professionals.

As he passes in front of the bathroom, he stops and appears

to be looking at Anne.

GEORGES (CONT’D)

Did I tell you, you looked good

tonight?

SHORT PAUSE. THEN:

ANNE (O.S.)

(Flattered)

What’s got into you?

With a gentle LAUGH, Georges disappears into the kitchen,

where he turns on the lights. We hear him FIDDLING AROUND,

apparently getting a glass and some wine. After a short

PAUSE:

ANNE (CONT’D)

Weren’t those semiquavers in the

presto incredible? What staccato!

Don’t you agree?

Short PAUSE.

GEORGES (O.S.)

You’re proud of him, huh?

SCENE 7 - INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

Georges wakes up. He looks with amazement beside him, then

raises his eyes. Anne is sitting upright, her back against

the headboard.

GEORGES (CONT’D)

Something wrong?

ANNE:

No.

6.

After a while, the RINGING of a kitchen egg-timer leads us to

the next scene.

SCENE 8 - INT. KITCHEN - DAY

The egg timer in the kitchen RINGS.

Georges is seated in front of the window, at a table which is

half set for breakfast. He has mobile phone raised to his ear

and a phone book opened in front of him. Anne is getting up

from the table. She goes toward the stove, turns off the gas,

takes the egg out of the pan with a spoon and runs it under

cold water. Like Georges, she is still in her robe.

GEORGES:

(on the phone)

What about next week? No but still,

it would make sense to get it done

soon. It might give people silly

ideas. And anyway, it’s too ugly to

look at... Wednesday? What time?

OK... Will you bring the paint with

you too, to paint over it? But at

least some primer...Yes, OK. Thank

you.

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Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter best known for films such as Funny Games, Caché, The White Ribbon and Amour. more…

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