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Director(s): Elfi Mikesch
Amour Fou Vienna (AT), Filmsyndikat (DE)
Script: Elfi Mikesch
Year: 2014
Form: FICTION - Feature film
Genre: Drama
Original version: German, French, Serbian
Running time: 80'
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Fieber tells the story of Franzi, a girl growing up in the 1960s in an old, mysterious house. While her mother attends to her tenderly, her father is taken ill by a disease common to former French foreign legionaries: a mixture of sadness, melancholy and malaria. In order to escape the suffocating narrowness of her childhood, Franzi draws back in a dream world, where she meets representations of people in photographs her father took in the 1930s. Parallelly, we accompany grown-up Franziska in 2012, as she begins her search for her lost half-sister in Novi Sad, who her father kept a secret all these years.


Eva Mattes
Martin Wuttke
Carolina Cardoso
Nicole Max
Sascha Ley
Luc Feit
André Jung
Nilton Martins
Marie Jung
Konstantin Rommelfangen
Luc Lamesch
Louis Wagner


Line Producers: André Fetzer
Production Manager: Joe Kotrozco
Editing: Pia Dumont
Production Design: Christina Schaffer
Make-up: Béatrice Stephany
Music: André Mergenthaler
Sound Design: Greg Vittore
1AD: Jim Probyn
Set dresser: Alessandro Palestro
Key Grip: Laurent Wallerang
Still photographer: Christophe Olinger, Laurent Weber
Gaffer: Helder Loureiro Alves Da Silva

Nominations & Awards

World Premiere: Berlinale Panorama 2014
Elfi Mikesch wins Lifetime achievement - Teddy Award at the Berlinale 2014
Christina Schaffer wins DIAGONALE Award for Best Production Design 2014 in Austria
Nominated at the Luxembourgish Filmprize 2016 for Best Editing, Best Music, Best Production Design

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