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Frantz (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Romance | 15 March 2017 (USA)
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In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.

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Ernst Stötzner ...
Doktor Hans Hoffmeister
Marie Gruber ...
Magda Hoffmeister
Johann von Bülow ...
Kreutz
Anton von Lucke ...
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La mère d'Adrien
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Fanny
Axel Wandtke ...
Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel
Rainer Egger ...
Le gardien du cimetière allemand
Rainer Silberschneider ...
Le vendeur de la robe
Merlin Rose ...
Le jeune homme ivre
Ralf Dittrich ...
Adolf
Michael Witte ...
Gustav
Lutz Blochberger ...
L'homme du lac
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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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief war violence | See all certifications »
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€127,810 (Italy) (25 September 2016)

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$880,474 (USA) (16 June 2017)
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Loosely based on Ernst Lubitsch's Broken Lullaby (1932). See more »

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Remake of Broken Lullaby (1932) See more »

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Chanson d'automne
Poem by Paul Verlaine
Voices by Paula Beer and Pierre Niney
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Old story, new angle
13 October 2017 | by (Durham, North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

What an awesome surprise. Saw that it was free streaming on Amazon Prime and took a chance. Watch the trailer, it will just want to make you see the movie even more. You think you know where the story is going, but then you don't.

It's about French/German relations after "The Great War." But, so much more. The theme? War is stupid, love is great.... what's new? Remember the name Francois Ozon, as a director. He will become one of the best known ever in the years to come.

And, remember Paula Beer, German actress, only 22 yrs. old when she made this. We'll be seeing a lot more of her. If she ever decides to do movies in English, look out Alicia Vikander.


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