Definition of amour fou in English:
Uncontrollable or obsessive passion.
- Indeed it is the real sense of obsessional amour fou in his pained expression that makes the ending of the film so moving.
- This logic is oneiric and surrealistic, embroiling two-dimensional characters in mysterious patterns of amour fou and fatal desire.
- Yet he wants Julie to be an alluring creature, so that Louis' love for her is elevated from masochistic wimpery to amour fou.
1970s: French, literally 'insane love'.
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