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DVD releases: ‘Amour’

“Amour.”

Sony Pictures Classics

“Amour.”

AMOUR A simple yet devastatingly profound story of an elderly French couple (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, pictured) during the long, squalid months of the wife’s decline. Writer-director Michael Haneke (“Caché”) observes his subject with an unadorned style that takes on aspects of the holy. The movie avoids melodrama; instead, it’s just extraordinarily intimate. Winner of this year’s best foreign language Oscar, and nominated for four others, including best picture. Extras: making-of featurette, Q&A with Haneke.

(Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99)

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