a film by Jessica Hausner
World Premiere: Un Certain Regard, International Film Festival Cannes 2014

Austria / Luxembourg / Germany 2014 // color // 91 min // dolby digital


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 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. AMOUR FOU is a "romantic comedy" based loosely on the suicide of the poet Heinrich von Kleist in 1811.

Written & Directed by

Jessica Hausner


Martin Gschlacht


Karina Ressler


Helder Loureiro da Silva


Ulrike Müller

Script Consultant

Géraldine Bajard

Sound Design

Nicolas Tran Tong

Sound Mixer

Michel Schillings

Dialogue Editor

Angelo Dos Santos

Production Design

Katharina Wöppermann

Costume Design

Tanja Hausner

Executive Producers

Sarah Nagel, Isabell Wiegand

Line Producers

André Fetzer, Ole Nicolaison


Christian Friedel, Birte Schnöink, Stephan Grossmann, Peter Jordan, Marie-Paule von Roesgen, Marc Bischoff, Paraschiva Dragus, Holger Handtke, Sebastian Hülk, Sandra Hüller, Katharina Schüttler, Alissa Wilms, Nickel Bösenberg, Josiane Peiffer


Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Philippe Bober


Coop99 Filmproduktion, AMOUR FOU Luxembourg, Essential Filmproduktion

Supported by

Film Fund Luxembourg, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Lower Austria, MEDIA

In cooperation with



Coproduction Office

Distribution Austria

Stadtkino Verleih

Awards & Nominations

Best Film - Lissabon & Estoril Meo Film Festival 2014
Best Script for Jessica Hausner - Austrian Academy Award 2015
Best Editing for Karina Ressler - Austrian Academy Award 2015
"Premio Puma – Mejor Director“ - Award for Best Director 2015 @ International Film Festival FICUNAM Mexico
Nominated for the Luxemburgish Film Award 2016


Festival de Cannes 2014 - Un Certain Regard, France
La Rochelle Festival International du Film 2014, France
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014, Czech Republic
Pula International Film Festival 2014, Croatia
Sarajewo International Film Festival 2014, Bosnia
Melbourne International Film Festival 2014, Australia
Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Canada
Montreal Film Festival 2014, Canada
Viennale, Opening Film, Vienna International Film Festival 2014, Austria
Barrie Film Festival 2014, Canada
Lisbon & Estoril Meo Film Festival 2014, Portugal
First Look Showcase 2015 @ Museum of the Moving Image New York, USA
Max Ophüls Film Festival 2015 Saarbrücken, Germany
Berlin & Beyond Film Festival 2015, Germany
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015, Netherlands
International Film Festival FICUNAM 2015, Mexico
Diagonale Graz 2015, Austria
Chicago: European Film Festival 2015, USA