Frantz

    Genre
    Drama, History, Romance
  • Runtime
    113 mins
  • Release Date
    2016
  • Countries
    France, Germany
  • Languages
    French, German

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Master filmmaker François Ozon (POTICHE, 8 WOMEN) crafts a haunting tale of love and reconciliation in the aftermath of World War I, through the eyes of those left behind, that gives audiences a surprising exploration of how its characters’ wrestle with their conflicting feelings – survivor’s guilt, anger at one’s losses, the overriding desire for happiness despite everything that has come before, and the longing for sexual, romantic and familial attachments. Ozon drew his inspiration from a post-WWI play by Maurice Rostand that inspired the 1932 film adaption by Ernst Lubitsch under the title Broken Lullaby. Featuring a breakthrough performance by a 21-year-old Paula Beer (NEVER LOOK AWAY, TRANSIT) alongside Pierre Niney (YVES SAINT LAURENT), FRANTZ is rated an impressive 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and was an Official Selection of the Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, deemed by Indiewire as "Astonishingly beautiful and inquisitive. It’s impossible to deny the sheer narrative sophistication.”
DIRECTED BY:
François Ozon
WRITTEN BY:
François Ozon
CAST INCLUDES:
Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner

SYNOPSIS

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers.

Frantz

    Genre
    Drama, History, Romance
  • Runtime
    113 mins
  • Release Date
    2016
  • Countries
    France, Germany
  • Languages
    French, German
DIRECTED BY
François Ozon
WRITTEN BY
François Ozon
CAST INCLUDES
Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner
Master filmmaker François Ozon (POTICHE, 8 WOMEN) crafts a haunting tale of love and reconciliation in the aftermath of World War I, through the eyes of those left behind, that gives audiences a surprising exploration of how its characters’ wrestle with their conflicting feelings – survivor’s guilt, anger at one’s losses, the overriding desire for happiness despite everything that has come before, and the longing for sexual, romantic and familial attachments. Ozon drew his inspiration from a post-WWI play by Maurice Rostand that inspired the 1932 film adaption by Ernst Lubitsch under the title Broken Lullaby. Featuring a breakthrough performance by a 21-year-old Paula Beer (NEVER LOOK AWAY, TRANSIT) alongside Pierre Niney (YVES SAINT LAURENT), FRANTZ is rated an impressive 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and was an Official Selection of the Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, deemed by Indiewire as "Astonishingly beautiful and inquisitive. It’s impossible to deny the sheer narrative sophistication.”

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers.

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