Amour Fou

2014, Austria-Germany, 96’, Color, German

Director: Jessica Hausner
Cast: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnoeink, Stephan Grossmann, Sebastian Hülk, Sandra Hüller, Eva-Maria Kurz, Hana Sofia Lopes, Katharina Schüttler
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A “love is eternal” romantic comedy that world premiered at 2014 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard.

Synopsis:
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 rst 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.

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