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Amour Fou (2014)

Amour fou (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 6 November 2014 (Austria)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Jessica Hausner

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Jessica Hausner (screenplay), Géraldine Bajard (dramaturgy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Friedel ... Heinrich
Birte Schnöink ... Henriette
Stephan Grossmann ... Friedrich Louis Vogel
Sandra Hüller ... Marie
Holger Handtke Holger Handtke ... Arzt
Barbara Schnitzler Barbara Schnitzler ... Mutter
Alissa Wilms ... Dienstmädchen Dörte
Paraschiva Dragus Paraschiva Dragus ... Pauline
Peter Jordan Peter Jordan ... Müller
Katharina Schüttler ... Sophie
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ... Hypnotiseur
Marie-Paule von Roesgen Marie-Paule von Roesgen ... Frau von Massow
Marc Bischoff ... Peguilhen
Christina Landshamer Christina Landshamer ... Frau von Krahl
Gerold Huber 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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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Austria | Luxembourg | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 November 2014 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Amour Fou See more »

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Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,385, 22 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,723, 26 April 2015
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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 hasankSee 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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