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Frantz

  • Starring: Pierre Niney, Ernst Stötzner, Paula Beer, Marie Gruber
  • Director: François Ozon
  • Languages: German, French
  • Genre(s): Drama, History, War
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Running Time: 113 min.

Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna (Paula Beer), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously 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 gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks. [Music Box Films]

"The way in which Ozon again uses mirror images, which reveal the similarities between the French and the Germans just after the war, or the way Fanny and Anna come to possibly mirror each other again suggest that a master storyteller is at work. "
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"Frantz is arguably one of the straightest films Ozon has made – in both the dramatic and the sexual senses – but his complex sensibilities and fine-tuned irony are very evident in a mature work that transcends genre pastiche to be intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying. "
- Jonathan Romney, Screen International
"Frantz takes pains to show both sides’ lingering hostility after a devastating and (the movie implies) senseless war. "
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"Ozon is often at his best when working with women, and he has a fabulous talent in Paula Beer to bring his protagonist, Anna, to vivid life. She’s stunning in the role. "
- Nigel M Smith, The Guardian
"The film sucks you in with its exquisite cinematography (shot in lush black-and-white, with a handful of carefully curated moments in color), and a heavy influence of Thirties and Forties Classic Hollywood filming techniques. "
- Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle
"It’s a simple, moving story about love, loss and storytelling itself. "
- Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times
"Ozon is often at his best when working with women, and he has a fabulous talent in Paula Beer to bring his protagonist, Anna, to vivid life. She’s stunning in the role. "
- Nigel M Smith, The Guardian
"As Adrien, Pierre Niney is extraordinary to behold: pale, tapered, and flickering, like a candle made flesh."
- Anthony LaneMar, The New Yorker
"For a film that moves at a deliberate pace, Frantz grows remarkably involving; Mr. Ozon is a formidable storyteller, as he has previously demonstrated in such films as Under the Sand and Swimming Pool."
- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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