Amour Fou

Amour Fou


·  Drama / Historic

·  Germany, Austria, Luxembourg


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 first 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.

Cannes IFF | Un Certain Regard 2014
IFF Rotterdam | Limelight 2015
Austrian Film Awards | Best Screenplay, Best Editing 2015