Heinrich is a melancholy young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich’s controversial “The Marquise of O,” finds his plan intriguing, and she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him. Amour Fou – inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel – goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.
DIRECTED BY JESSICA HAUSNER
AUSTRIA, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY | 2014 | GERMAN LANGUAGE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 96 MINUTES
Inspired by the actual suicide of Heinrich von Kleist (author of THE MARQUISE OF O...) and Henrietta Vogel, AMOUR FOU is a Cannes Film Festival-nominated wry period dramedy, which went on to win 2 prizes at the Austrian Film Awards. Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young po...