By Jessica HAUSNER


Drama - Completed 2014

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jessica HAUSNER
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/759F-FF50-A19E-D04B-DC38-O
    • Synopsis
    • "Amour Fou" is inspired by the life and death of the poet Heinrich von Kleist and his partner in death, Henriette Vogel. However, rather than being a biographical portrait, the film is to be understood as a parallel above the ambivalence of love.
      "Amour Fou" deals with the ambivalence and absurdity inherent in the very concept of two people committing suicide because of their love for one another. The goal behind such an act is the yearning to escape the inevitability of death through love, to avoid dying alone and to oppose all-powerful death by dictating the term's of one's death. However the fundamental absurdity lies in the fact that the joint act cannot be experienced jointly in any complete sense, since love is fickle and ambivalent, and everybody- in the final analysis- must die alone.