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Frantz
France/Germany, 2016, 114 min., B/W, Color, In French and German with English subtitles

Following World War I, Anna quietly mourns the death of her German soldier fiancé, Frantz. Her grief is ruptured when she witnesses a stranger, Adrien, laying flowers at her beloved’s grave.

Desperate for a connection to Frantz, Anna casts aside her animosity toward Adrien’s French origins and envelops him into her life. She basks in the stories he unfolds of Frantz, and their friendship in Paris before the war. But when the true nature of his bond with Frantz is revealed, Adrien flees Germany, sending Anna on a journey to Paris after him.

Based loosely on Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 film BROKEN LULLABY, FRANTZ is a profound look at the emotional devastation left in the tracks of war and the mechanisms humans grasp at while attempting to cope.

— Sundance Film Festival
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Director
François Ozon
Screenwriter
François Ozon
Cinematographer
Pascal Marti
Editor
Laure Gardette
Cast
Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber

Director Bio

François Ozon is an internationally acclaimed French film director and screenwriter. Considered one of the most important film directors of the new, New Wave movement in French cinema, his notable films include 8 FEMMES (2002), SWIMMING POOL (2003) and IN THE HOUSE (2012).
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