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Frantz finds writer-director François Ozon thoughtfully probing the aftermath of World War I through the memories and relationships of loved ones left behind. Read critic reviews

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Anna is a bereft young German woman whose fiance, Frantz, was killed in the trenches of World War I. Adrien, a French veteran of the war, makes a mysterious appearance in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany's defeat, yet Anna gradually becomes closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz.

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Pierre Niney
Adrien Rivoire
Paula Beer
Anna Hoffmeister
Ernst Stötzner
Doktor Hoffmeister
Marie Gruber
Magda Hoffmeister
Anton von Lucke
Frantz Hoffmeister
Cyrielle Clair
La mère d'Adrien
François Ozon
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François Ozon
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Pascal Marti
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  • A splendid cast work through the complications and stages of grief to provide a scathingly anti-nationalist warning from history.

    June 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • "Frantz" offers a sympathetic, if dark, look at the awful wake of war, at the cost of institutional violence, as well as the cost of surviving.

    June 2, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Ozon's latest is a twisty-turny post-War mystery - think 'A Very Long Bereavement' - that boasts a kaleidoscope of quiet emotions. It unfolds slowly, but rewards patience with strong performances and a swooning third act.

    May 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • There's a pleasing symmetry to this story - lie is matched by lie, journey by journey - and Beer's silky self-possession is utterly beguiling.

    May 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • François Ozon is a master at taking apart the French chattering classes, but here he attempts an almost classical piece of film-making in black and white, French and German, a tangled tale of love and friendship.

    May 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Frantz is the work of a rascal, but a rascal in an unusually reflective frame of mind. Even with its mysteries solved, you can't help but keep turning it over.

    May 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 03, 2017
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  • Oct 01, 2016
    Unusually plotted and beautifully acted period piece with stunning black and white photography (and small, wonderful moments in colour). There's a lot of great subtext and subtle parallels in the shifting story, and it has one of the most perfect endings I've seen all year.
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