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Amour Fou

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.
Script
Jessica Hausner
Director
Jessica Hausner
DOP
Martin Gschlacht
Editor
Karina Ressler
Sound engineer
Uwe Haußig
Costume design
Tanja Hausner
Set design
Katharina Wöppermann
Cast
Christian Friedel (Heinrich), Birte Schnöink (Henriette), Stephan Grossmann (Vogel), Sandra Hüller (Marie)
Producer
Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Production manager
Julie Braham, Joe Kotroczo
Funding
Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg
Television investment
ORF (Film/Fernseh-Abkommen), WDR/ARTE, ARTE France
Film location
Luxembourg, Germany, Austria
Shooting time
February - October 2013
Completion
Spring 2014