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Frantz
French writer/director François Ozon’s black-and-white period drama is beautifully elegant and painfully sad, but driven by memorable performances and an underlying sexual tension. Pierre Niney stars as Frenchman Adrien, who arrives in a small German town just after the First World War to lay flowers at the grave of Frantz, who had died in combat. He gets to know Frantz’s parents as well as his fiancée Anna (Paula Beer), all of whom are still in mourning, but welcome him when he says he knew Frantz when he studied in Paris. But as truths slowly emerge, his link to Frantz is gradually revealed. A beautiful and gently profound film.
2016 / French and German dialogue with English subtitles / Colour and Black & White / 113 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Requires Parental Guidance
Director: François Ozon
Producer: Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Stefan Arndt
Scriptwriter: François Ozon
DOP: Pascal Marti
Editor: Laure Gardette
Composer: Philippe Rombi
Cast: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann Von Bülow, Anton Von Lucke
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