“Would you care to die with me?” Heinrich von Kleist asks early on of his cousin Marie, who sensibly refuses. The first one to even contemplate saying yes is Henriette Vogel, who becomes acquainted with Kleist at the private salons where they often gather.
It spoils little to note that the film follows Kleist and Henriette through to the bitter end, presenting the terminus of their story with a blunt, unsentimental finality. What really fascinates is the comedy of errors – and manners – that Jessica Hausner stages along the way, commenting sardonically on the various mishaps, misunderstandings and missed connections that ensue as these two people bumble their way toward their tragic destiny. (Justin Chang)
In the presence of Jessica Hausner and members of the crew.
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- Christian Friedel - Heinrich von Kleist
- Birte Schnöink - Henriette Vogel
- Stephan Grossmann - Henriettes Ehemann
- Sandra Hüller - Marie
- Jessica Hausner
- Uve Haussig
- Martin Gschlacht
- Karina Ressler
- Katherina Wöppermann
- Tanja Hausner
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