The German poet Heinrich von Kleist committed suicide together with Henriette Vogel in 1811. Jessica Hausner’s film AMOUR FOU develops a romantic comedy that ends up in the dramatic event of double suicide.
The movie’s charm lies in the contrast between humorous dialogues and the seriousness of the topic. The protagonist is searching for the right woman, only he doesn’t want to share his live with her, but the moment of dying. This contrast is the element I shaped the trailer around.
The film was premiered at Cannes Filmfestival in 2014.