Amour Fou

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Director: Jessica Hausner
Cast: Birte Schnöink, Christian Friedel
1hr 36 min
German with English subtitles
Cannes Film Festival 2014 – Un Certain Regard section

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Berlin, the Romantic Era. Austrian female director Jessica Hausner creates a magnificent period film at the heart of the paradoxes of bourgeois romanticism and conformism at the beginning of the 19th century.

Amour Fou is a tragi-comedy inspired by life and death of the historic poet Heinrich von Kleist (Christian Friedel).

Harbouring a doomed passion for a young married woman Henriette Vogel (Birte Schnöink), Heinrich tries to persuade her to join him in a suicide pact, having failed to involve his cousin in a similar plan.





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