DVD review: Amour

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Love is devastatingly unconditional in Michael Haneke's forensic study of geriatric degeneration tracing a Parisian couple's mutual retreat from the world from the wife's first, ominous blackout across the breakfast table.

Emmanuelle Riva bagged an Oscar nod for her physically wrenching performance as the invalid, though Jean-Louis Trintignant is her match as her stubborn partner/carer. And that's not to mention the pigeon...