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Amour Fou (2014)

Amour fou (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 6 November 2014 (Austria)
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Amour Fou is a movie starring Christian Friedel, Birte Schnöink, and Stephan Grossmann. Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Heinrich
... Henriette
... Friedrich Louis Vogel
... Marie
Holger Handtke ... Arzt
Barbara Schnitzler ... Mutter
... Dienstmädchen Dörte
Paraschiva Dragus ... Pauline
Peter Jordan ... Müller
... Sophie
... Hypnotiseur
Marie-Paule von Roesgen ... Frau von Massow
... Peguilhen
Christina Landshamer ... Frau von Krahl
Gerold Huber ... Pianist
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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 skeptical 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 Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,385, 22 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,723, 26 April 2015
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The story is based on the life of the writer, dramatist and poet Heinrich von Kleist who committed suicide together with his girlfriend Henriette Vogel. See more »

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laughed so hard
26 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

I haven't laughed so hard for a long time.

that is the greatest mockery, pure parody I have come across for a long time (watch it together with the Lobster-love as another convention-, even funnier than that).

that romantic poet was such a blockhead, probably as much as everyone and every institution around him. that is laughter, looking backwards from nowadays.

on a more serious base, that is proper history of manners a la Norbert Elias. the issue here is historical sociology and psychology and class dynamics; not the biographical-individual pain of creation or romantic aesthetics.


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