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.
Germany,France/ Fic/ 2016/ 113 min
Director: François Ozon
Producer: Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Stefan Arndt
Scriptwriter: François Ozon
Director of photography: Pascal Marti
Editor: Laure Gardette
Music: Philippe Rombi
Cast: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann Von Bülow, Anton Von Lucke
François Ozon (b. 1967) studied cinema in Paris. A prolific auteur of short and feature films, his credits include the shorts LA PETITE MORT (1995), SCÈNES DE LIT (1997) and X 2000 (1998). His feature-length films include SITCOM (1998), SWIMMING POOL (2003), ANGEL (2007) and THE REFUGE (2009).