FICTION

Amour Fou

Jessica Hausner
Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his sceptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin's insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Heinrich's subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first holds scant appeal, that is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness. AMOUR FOU is a "romantic comedy" based loosely on the suicide of the poet Heinrich von Kleist in 1811.
Technical Data
Running time: 95
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2014
Credits
Director(s): Jessica Hausner
Writer(s): Jessica Hausner
Cinematographer(s): Martin Gschlacht
Key cast: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnöink, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller, Peter Jordan
Producers: Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Philippe Bober
Premiere:
2014
Cannes (Un Certain Régard)
Production company
coop99 filmproduktion
Wasagasse 12/1/1
1090 Vienna
tel:+43 1 319 58 25
With
AMOUR FOU Luxemburg (L), Essential Filmproduktion (D)
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