Jessica Hausner's 'Amour Fou' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Aug 10, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The 2014 Austrian drama is headed for Blu-ray in October.

In an early announcement to retailers, Film Movement is preparing 'Amour Fou' for Blu-ray on October 6.

Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, the well-off but unremarkable Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his offer intriguing, if a bit strange. And yet, she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him, at once awkward and enlightening for them both. Rather than a declaration of passionate devotion, Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Amour Fou' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under October 6.

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