Frantz

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): François Ozon
Production: Music Box Films
  4 wins & 33 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
73
Rotten Tomatoes:
90%
PG-13
Year:
2016
113 min
$880,474
Website
139 Views


- The white flowers. - They are 20 pfennig.

Thank you.

Pretty lady.

- Excuse me. - Yes?

Do you know who left flowers on the grave?

Which one?

Frantz Hoffmeister's.

Oh yeah.

Must be the foreigner.

Where is he from?

A French coin.

He left flowers on his grave?

Yes, roses.

Do you know who it might be?

No.

Maybe a French friend from before the war.

Don't tell Hans.

How is he?

He has not left his office.

It is hard for him.

For all of us.

Still sore?

It bothers me at night when I've walked a lot.

You'll be able to dance again.

The French didn't get your leg.

Thank you, Doctor.

We haven't seen you at our meetings for months, doctor.

I love Germany,

but I loved my son even more.

I understand.

But must we endure this defeat?

This humiliation?

You share our wish for a strong and powerful nation.

You came here for your leg,

Mr. Kreutz.

Keep up the treatment for a week and you'll be fine.

I forgot to talk to you about one thing, doctor.

Yes?

It's about Anna.

Anna?

She has no family left

and she loves you like a father.

I know she was your son's fiance,

but I would like to ask you for her hand.

She loves you?

She will love me.

- Anna. - Yes?

Mr. Kreutz wants to talk to you.

- To me? - Yes.

Come in.

Good Morning.

Good morning, Anna.

Sit down.

How's school?

I stopped going.

What a shame.

I lost the taste for studying.

We have all lost loved ones,

but we have to carry on,

rebuild.

Yes.

It's what Frantz wrote to me in his last letter.

I know how you feel.

You would not be here.

With me, you will forget Frantz.

I do not want to forget.

And your patients?

seasonal colds.

It's spring.

Are you going to the ball Saturday night?

No.

They received a new shipment of dresses downtown.

Who would I go with?

Mr. Kreutz.

He only wants your happiness.

Who could that be?

A patient at this time?

Come in.

Your name?

Rivoire.

Adrien Rivoire.

You're not from here?

No.

Where do you come from?

Paris.

French.

Yes.

I am sorry, I can not see you.

Doctor, I must talk to you...

No.

Please leave.

I'm not sick, I just want to...

Shut up.

every Frenchman

is my son's murderer.

Now leave.

You are right, doctor.

I was also a soldier

and I am also a murderer.

Hans?

In Frantz's room?

Hans...

What did the Frenchman tell you?

You know him?

No.

I saw him at the cemetery.

At the cementery?

For the past couple of days he has been visiting Frantz's grave.

This morning, he was crying.

What did he tell you?

Nothing.

I refused to see him.

But Hans,

he must be a friend of Frantz's,

he met in Paris.

Tell me,

Is this person staying here?

Yes, but he's not here right now.

Are you looking for someone, Anna?

Me, for sure.

No.

Please give it to him in person.

You can count on me.

I upset you yesterday,

but will you come to the ball Saturday?

Dr. Hoffmeister doesn't mind.

I don't feel like dancing.

Goodbye, Mr. Kreutz.

Who is the letter for?

For the Frenchman.

Are you sure he's coming?

I hope so.

If Hans had not sent him away, we would not have to do this.

Will Hans come down?

I hope so.

That's him.

Welcome.

I am Frantz's mother.

Goodnight.

Goodnight.

And Anna, who is like our daughter,

Frantz's fiance.

Goodnight.

Goodnight.

I saw you at the cemetery.

I'm the one who left the note at the hotel.

May l?

Your coat.

My husband.

You already met.

Goodnight.

Come in please.

Have a seat.

You must have so much to tell.

How old are you.?

Frantz would have turned 24 in February.

You speak good German.

I'm OK.

And you knew Frantz?

Yes.

From France?

Yes.

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François Ozon

François Ozon (French: [fʁɑ̃.swa o.zɔ̃]; born 15 November 1967) is a French film director and screenwriter whose films are usually characterized by sharp satirical wit and a freewheeling view on human sexuality. He has achieved international acclaim for his films 8 femmes (2002) and Swimming Pool (2003). Ozon is considered to be one of the most important French film directors in the new "New Wave" in French cinema such as Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Philippe Ramos, and Yves Caumon, as well as a group of French filmmakers associated with a "cinema du corps/cinema of the body". more…

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