One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Uncontrollable or obsessive passion.‘he invests this tale of amour fou with a sense of doom’
love, desire, sexual love, sexual desire, lust, ardour, hunger, yearning, longing, craving, adoration, infatuation, lasciviousness, lustfulnessView synonyms
- ‘This logic is oneiric and surrealistic, embroiling two-dimensional characters in mysterious patterns of amour fou and fatal desire.’
- ‘The integration of character and action, and the operation of l' amour fou in the film are the clearest realizations of these elements which underlie his other films.’
- ‘Considering the punk-is-not-dead aesthetic they share - their nights raw with drinking and rutting and drugging and jagged glass - their blunt masochism suggests equal parts amour fou and blood-soaked romantic comedy.’
- ‘For him, the theme of l'amour fou was so powerfully developed in the novel that he felt compelled to adapt it.’
- ‘Soon they embark on a dark and dangerous amour fou, with undercurrents of violence testing the boundaries of sex.’
- ‘But then as any Parisian will tell you, matters of l' amour fou aren't supposed to make any sense.’
- ‘Yet he wants Julie to be an alluring creature, so that Louis' love for her is elevated from masochistic wimpery to amour fou.’
- ‘Soap operas and melodramas were, after all, what that stalwart Surrealist phrase l' amour fou, or ‘crazy love,’ was all about.’
- ‘With her heroic credentials established, she takes charge of her look, providing the costumes, make-up, hairstyle and the setting for her final transformation into an incendiary image of l' amour fou.’
- ‘Thankfully, she also cuts down to size Oscar's amour fou for that golden bore, Poesy.’
- ‘She inspires l'amour fou in both the Count and Baptiste.’
- ‘As the two take ever-greater risks to be together, both inside and outside the asylum, their amour fou engenders treachery and tragedy on all sides.’
- ‘The amour fou between these two burns clear and pure for virtually the entire film, and certainly unto death.’
- ‘Indeed it is the real sense of obsessional amour fou in his pained expression that makes the ending of the film so moving.’
- ‘My amour fou for the Spanish language began six years ago and has been building ever since.’
- ‘It is l'amour fou which isolates us from the rest of the world and its everyday demands.’
1970s: French, ‘insane love’.
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