Cannes 2014: Jessica Hausner's AMOUR FOU in Un Certain Regard.


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))
International sales: Coproduction Office

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