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Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Amour fou

Taking influence from Rohmer's essential Kleist adaptation The Marquis of O & filtering it through the stilted deadpan of early Kaurismäki, every shot & gesture here becomes a rigid, carefully directed marvel of colour, composition & control. Hausner uses the film to break apart German Romanticism from a feminist perspective; mocking the selfish, petty entitlement often motivating such supposedly earnest expressions.