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3.8 of 5 from 221 ratings
1h 50min
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Synopsis:
In a small German town in 1919, Anna (Paula Beer) repeatedly visits the grave of her fiance, Frantz (Anton von Lucke), who was killed in battle during World War I. One day she spies a mysterious young Frenchman Adrien (Pierre Niney), also laying flowers at the grave. She enquires about his business there and he explains he was a friend of Frantz. The pair become increasingly close and Anna becomes more and more intrigued by Adrien's history with her fiance. Long buried secrets are revealed that will illuminate unknown areas of their past lives and impact their future ones in a wearied and battle-scarred Europe.
At once graceful and gripping, 'Frantz' is an intimate and timely exploration of healing and forgiveness across European borders.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott
Writers:
François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo, Ernst Lubitsch, Reginald Berkeley, Samson Raphaelson, Ernest Vajda, Maurice Rostand
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Drama
Awards:

2016 Venice Film Festival Marcello Mastroianni Award

BBFC:
Release Date:
10/07/2017
Run Time:
110 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Languages:
French, German
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • Lights and Costumes Testing
  • 'Frantz' in Venice Featurette
  • Posters Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/07/2017
Run Time:
115 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Languages:
French, German
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • Lights and Costumes Testing
  • 'Frantz' in Venice Featurette
  • Posters Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer

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Reviews (6) of Frantz

Ingmar Bergman in colour - Frantz review by CA

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This is a beautifully photographed and absorbing film. Some of it is in black and white but it doesn't have the austerity of a Bergman film and some of it is in colour. Fairly early on you realise where the film is going but this doesn't spoil your enjoyment. In many ways it is a very conventional film but still compelling to watch - so glad films like this are still being made: it's the opposite of a blockbuster.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

A touching film about the futility of war - Frantz review by MJ

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To be recommended. A touching, sensitive and well-acted piece (although I'm not sure I entirely understood where Anna was heading at the end but perhaps that's ok).

To be enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon with some tea and cake.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Moving film but frustrating ending - Frantz review by FM

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A moving, slow-burning romance cum-meditation on war, but to drag us to the point of a happy

ending through twists and turns and then frustrate it at the last, was annoying and not particularly credible.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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