A Strange Passion
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJean-Pierre Dougnac
Screenplay byJean-Pierre Dougnac
Based on"The Foundling" by Heinrich von Kleist
Produced byFrançois Nocher
Dominique Vignet
CinematographyRomano Albani
Edited byMarie-Josée Audiard
Music byLuis Bacalov
Release date
  • 21 November 1984 (1984-11-21)
Running time
95 minutes

A Strange Passion (French: Un amour interdit) is a 1984 French drama film directed by Jean-Pierre Dougnac, starring Brigitte Fossey, Fernando Rey and Saverio Marconi. The story is set in Italy in the late 18th century. It is based on the short story "The Foundling" by Heinrich von Kleist.[1]

Emmanuelle Béart was nominated for Most Promising Actress at the 10th César Awards.[2]



  1. ^ "Un amour interdit". bifi.fr (in French). Cinémathèque Française. Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  2. ^ "Récompenses et nominations pour le film Un amour interdit". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 2015-06-24.