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Amour Fou Review

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Prussian romantic poet Heinrich von Kleist (Christian Friedel) desires a suicide pact with his beloved cousin to conquer death, and when she is less than willing approaches the young wife of an acquaintance.

★★★★

Exquisitely mounted and gently debunking the Romantic notions that inspired the 1811 suicide pact between Prussian poet Heinrich von Kleist (Christian Friedel) and his friend Henriette Vogel (Birte Schnoeink), this is a daring, dark satire strewn with allusions to modern times.

A daring, dark satire strewn with allusions to modern times