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Frantz (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Romance | 15 March 2017 (USA)
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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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François Ozon

Writers:

François Ozon (scenario), Philippe Piazzo (in collaboration with) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Niney ... Adrien Rivoire
Paula Beer ... Anna
Ernst Stötzner Ernst Stötzner ... Doktor Hans Hoffmeister
Marie Gruber ... Magda Hoffmeister
Johann von Bülow ... Kreutz
Anton von Lucke ... Frantz Hoffmeister
Cyrielle Clair ... La mère d'Adrien
Alice de Lencquesaing ... Fanny
Axel Wandtke Axel Wandtke ... Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel
Rainer Egger Rainer Egger ... Le gardien du cimetière allemand
Rainer Silberschneider Rainer Silberschneider ... Le vendeur de la robe
Merlin Rose ... Le jeune homme ivre
Ralf Dittrich Ralf Dittrich ... Adolf
Michael Witte Michael Witte ... Gustav
Lutz Blochberger Lutz Blochberger ... L'homme du lac
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In 1919 Quedlinburg, Germany, a young woman named Anna is still mourning the death of her fiance, Frantz Hoffmeister, in the Great War while living with his equally devastated parents. One day, a mysterious Frenchman, Adrien Rivoire, comes to town both to pay his respects to Frantz's grave and to contact that soldier's parents. Although it is difficult for both sides with the bitterness of Germany's defeat, Adrian explains that he knew Frantz and gradually he wins Anna and the Hoffmeisters' hearts as he tries to connect with them. Unfortunately, Adrien and Anna discover the truth of his motives and things seem shattered for all. However, when Adrien leaves, Anna has her own struggles with the truth and her feelings until she sets out to find Adrien in France. With that, Anna has her own journey to make in more than one sense, even as they both realize that neither have easy answers to their complex personal conflicts with each other and the dead man linking them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Drama | History | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief war violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Based on Ernst Lubitsch's Broken Lullaby (1932) which in turn was based on Maurice Rostand's 1930 French play "L'homme que j'ai tué." Rostand, the originator of the story, is uncredited in the 2016 film. See more »

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Quatuor à cordes N° 1, op. 11, II Andante cantabile
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Borodin Quartet
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I'm not that guy...but
13 July 2017 | by utes-76359See all my reviews

Look, I'm not that guy to write reviews of movies online, and I'm not that guy to watch a love story with subtitles. But quite by happenstance I watched this film, and I was blown away. I didn't think I was going to make it at first, to be honest, due too the pace. But Paula Beer (whom I've never seen before this movie) kept me watching. What a great actress for this role! By the movie's end I was wishing for more, begging the movie not to end. I sat and stared at the credits' scroll (words I couldn't understand in French) and listening to the music. It's that good that I stared in awe at the credit scroll!

I'll now go back to watching Mission Impossible and Bourne movies (more my style), but I'll always remember Frantz, and a part of me will always wish that I could experience it again for the first time.


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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

15 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Görlitz, Saxony, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,745, 19 March 2017

Gross USA:

$880,883

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,478,354
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