Frantz

Frantz

DVD - 2017 | French
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Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), the film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's 'lost generation': Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2017]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE FRANT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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MGallagher
Oct 19, 2017

Excellent film dramatique avec une histoire originale et des acteurs pleins de talent!

d2013 Oct 18, 2017

Beautiful touching story set after WW1. Paula Beer is outstanding in her role. Loved the black and white photography. Great film!

Superb film! Try to get the DVD with the "liner notes." Excellent acting by 20-year-old newbie Paula Beer. Also (naturally) excellent acting by Pierre Niney (see his portrayal of Yves Saint-Laurent) of the famous Comédie Française. Can you believe that Beer did not speak French before the movie, and Niney never really learned German, just learned how to speak his lines? The Bonus material includes a great interview with director Ozon; be sure to watch it.

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RescueDog
Aug 01, 2017

I don't think I'm artsy enough to appreciate this film as the other reviewers did. I've never heard of Ozon, so that proves my point. Slow & depressing film for me. But, WWI was slow & depressing. Maybe that's the point. If you hate subtitles, skip this one.

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poetdeluxe
Jul 30, 2017

I've read about Ozon and his films, but I'd never gotten around to seeing one until "Frantz". Well made and quite accessible post-WWI drama. (I love when actors do great eye work!) Last scene and last line sums it all up.

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Nursebob
Jul 22, 2017

French enfant terrible François Ozon shows his human side in this beautifully crafted tale of remorse in which harsh reality and comforting lies play out against a backdrop of priggish nationalism. A beautiful musical score and sublime use of B&W with segues in and out of pastel colours aims this one straight for the heart. Ozon’s films may not revel in happy endings, but "Frantz" has compassion to spare.

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