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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 skeptical 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

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Direction: Jessica Hausner

Cast: Birte Schnöink, Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Sandra Hüller, Stephan Grossmann

Original Title: Amour Fou

Original Language: German

Subtitles: No subtitles

Film Production Countries: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany

 

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