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Amour Fou
Amour Fou

Amour Fou 2014


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Amour Fou 2014 12

96 mins Director. Jessica Hausner

Jessica Hausner’s long-awaited follow-up to Lourdes is a mischievous satire on the conceits of Romantic-era fiction. Following the final days in the life of 19th-century German poet Heinrich von Kleist (The Marquise of O), it charts his attempts to find a partner for a suicide pact only to meet with frustration and frailty.

Crackling with deliciously absurd dialogue and framed in painterly precise compositions, Amour Fou finds Hausner channelling the studied style of Eric Rohmer, and winning much acclaim at Cannes Film Festival 2014.

Directed by

Jessica Hausner


Birte Schnöink

Christian Friedel

Stephan Grossmann

Sandra Hüller

Holger Handtke


Romance Comedy Costume drama


The Female Gaze Something Funny Love Classic Cannes Festival Mark Kermode Introduces


12 Contains suicide theme





Production company

coop99 filmproduktion

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