Jessica Hausner returns to Cannes: AMOUR FOU, her forth feature length film, is invited to Un Certain Regard.
directed by Jessica Hausner (coop99 filmproduktion (A), Amour Fou Luxemburg (L), Essential Filmproduktion (D))
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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
Henrich von Kleist in 1811.
with: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnoink, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller, Peter Jordan