Pick a random title Amour Fou

2014 2.2/5 NR SuperHD 95 minutes

Determined to die, a melancholy German writer finds a terminally ill woman to join him in his suicide pact, an act that will inspire a literary era.

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Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller, Holger Handtke, Barbara Schnitzler, Alissa Wilms, Paraschiva Dragus, Peter Jordan, Katharina Schüttler, Gustav Peter Wöhler, Marie-Paule von Roesgen, Marc Bischoff Directed by Jessica Hausner

Dramas, International Dramas, Dramas based on real life, Period Pieces, International Movies

Language: German

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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Less than propulsive as a narrative, but provocative, instructive, consistently surprising and a kind of slow-motion thriller.

John Anderson, Newsday, 2015-03-26

 

Hausner's film feels authentically quiet and slower-paced for the time period ...

Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2015-03-18

 

It can be a strategically off-putting movie yet one that also steals under your skin scene by scene and through Ms. Schnoeink's slowly revealing performance as an ill-fated heroine turned future biographical footnote.

Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2015-03-18

 

One thing's certain: This is no swoony love story. It intoxicates all the same.

Keith Uhlich, Time Out, 2015-03-17

 

[writer-director Jessica Hausner has] made a bone-dry comedy of manners, finding absurdist humor in material most filmmakers would probably play straight.

A.A. Dowd, AV Club, 2015-03-17

 

Austrian writer-director Jessica Hausner has an unerring talent for examining, skeptically but never cynically, grand notions about destiny ...

Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, 2015-03-17

 

What really fascinates is the comedy of errors -- and manners -- that Hausner stages along the way, commenting sardonically on the various mishaps, misunderstandings and missed connections that ensue.

Justin Chang, Variety, 2015-03-10

 

The narrative screws of Hausner's screenplay are impressively tightened.

Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter, 2015-03-10

 

The mise-en-scene is appropriately suffocating, marked by scrupulous production design and rigid, geometric framing, yet a savage, liberating wit lies beneath the surface.

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, 2015-03-06

 

Despite being inspired by actual events, it all comes off more confounding than tragic or romantic.

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 2015-03-19

 

The colorful costumes and decor have more character than the blandly coached cast, and the stiff, tableau-like images are a vain artistic pose.

Richard Brody, New Yorker, 2015-03-15