Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Screenplay Now Available For Your Consideration

Michael Haneke provided a sober anchor during the Screenwriter Roundtable video we featured last week, making no apologies for creating a film that The Hollywood Reporter executive editor Stephen Galloway said shattered his screening guest who had recently experienced a loss similar to that depicted in the writer/director's Cannes 2012 Palme d'Or winner Amour. Now that Amour has opened will open Dec. 19 in limited release here in the U.S., Sony Pictures Classics has graciously made the screenplay available for download for your consideration.

Here's the trailer for Amour:

And here's Haneke's views on depicting Nazis in the films Downfall and Schindler's List from The Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview (see the full video here):

Sony Pictures Classics has slowly rolled out its award contenders' screenplays, most recently offering Jacques Audiard & Thomas Bidegain's Rust and Bone screenplay for download. With Haneke's two Palme d'Or wins in three years (The White Ribbon in 2009) and his previous film garnering Oscar nominations, the specialty studio hopes to have similar success with Amour. Now that Amour has debuted is set to debut stateside on Dec. 19, we're pleased to discover Sony Pictures Classics is presenting its screenplay for our consideration, available for download at the link below:

As always, please use this screenplay for your educational purposes only. Also, don't wait to download the screenplay as we never know when Sony Pictures Classics will take the screenplays offline.

If you've missed the previous award-contending screenplays available for download this season, you can find them here, here, here, and here (but not here).

Does Haneke's condemnation of other filmmakers that he believes have infused their films about Nazi Germany with entertainment affect your view of his own films? Let us know in the Comments.

Link: Sony Pictures Classics Awards

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downloaded A-fucking-SAP...hANEKE IS god of cinema for those that dont know

December 3, 2012 at 12:22PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


What I wonder is who translated the screenplay? He didn't write it in English

December 3, 2012 at 2:01PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Anyone have the screenplay for "Beasts of the Southern Wild"?

December 3, 2012 at 12:49PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


I uploaded the screenplay of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” to> http://www.sendspace.com/file/mkmkar

December 3, 2012 at 1:55PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Haneke is my favorite director & he's right on the money

December 3, 2012 at 1:58PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Google it's an instering tool to find more "pdf" inside any site, for example....


December 3, 2012 at 9:06PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


I was touched by Schindler`s List when I first saw it, we as german school children were "forced" to watch it in the theatre (I bunked off and saw it in tv later) the film sparked my interest and I started reading about the figures - but when I read about the changes Spielberg did on the facts, even such little details like the relation between Amon Goeth and his Housemaid, combining people and changing of some names put me off and I couldn`t take the whole film seriously, I still know that the holocaust was real, but people like Spielberg and others didn`t actually do a good job by twisting reality and making entertainment out of such tragical historical events, not only is it undecent but it also raises distrust. This whole point is something I`m 100% with Haneke.

December 5, 2012 at 12:48PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


And as a side fact - I find it really tasteless to see such a real life monstrum like Amon Goeth listed on the American Film Institute`s list of film villain, he is a man who not only ordered murder of tens of thousands of jews, killed several hundreds and even let them pay the very same bullets they were killed with. So this guy is on that list, right after a fictious computer (Hal 9000) and an Alien (from Alien) and two places before the shark from Jaws...

December 5, 2012 at 12:59PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Thanks fot the script.Reading it was like watching the movie for second time and the movie is great!!

December 12, 2012 at 4:46AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Where can i get Amour screenplay in french? i need it for my thesis. Thank you.

June 7, 2015 at 10:37PM, Edited June 7, 10:37PM

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