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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 sceptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst com- ing to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin’s insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Hen- riette, 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.


Christian Friedel
Birte Schnöink
Stephan Grossmann
Peter Jordan
Sebastian Hülk
Katharina Schüttler
Sandra Hüller


Screenplay and Direction Jessica Hausner
DoP Martin Gschlacht
Art direction Katherina Wöppermann
Costume Tanja Hausner

Sound Uve Haussig

Editor Karina Ressler
Producers Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Philippe Bober


Festival de Cannes 2014 - Un Certain Regard

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2014 - Best Film

Austrian Film Award 2015 - Best Screenplay, Best Film Editing Schnitt: Karina Ressler

ICS Award 2015 - Best Picture

FICUNAM 2015 - Beste Director


©Gianmaria Gava 2014

©Gianmaria Gava 2014

Jessica Hausner

born in Vienna in 1972
director, writer and producer

+ studied psychology
+ 1991: attended the Filmacademy of Vienna
+ 1999 co-founder of coop99 Filmproduction

DRAMA | AUT, GER, FRA | 2014 | 96minvon / by Jessica Hausner

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