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3.8 of 5 from 231 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
Languages:
French, German
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Bonus:
  • Lights and Costumes Testing
  • 'Frantz' in Venice Featurette
  • Posters Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/07/2017
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
French, German
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
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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02/10/2017

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.

Beautiful and well told story - Frantz review by RD

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21/05/2018

This covers the awkward topics of French and German national identity right after the first world war, along with the trauma of the soldiers and the bereavement problems of the families on both sides. This is a lot to pack into one film, and it is incredibly well written into a moving and well paced story, superbly acted by all, and stunningly filmed with an imaginative choice of black & white merging into colour at the right moments. An excellent and very watchable film.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Very slow romantic tale - Frantz review by PV

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15/08/2018

This film is so-so - typically pretentious French in its use of black and white and colour film, and its slow pace. It looks very pretty with pretty people sitting around smoking a lot.

It is based loosely on a US film from decades ago as it says on the credits at the end (The Bewitched?)

Anyway, so-so and intriguing in parts.

But ultimately pretty forgettable really.

2.5 stars.

0 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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