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.

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Ron@Ottawa
Aug 04, 2018

This is a German language film but was directed by French director Francois Ozon. Set in the period shortly after WW1, and shot in B/W but some occasional breaks into colour, this human drama is about love, grief, regret, and a desire for redemption. A very touching and engaging film indeed. Well worth my time.

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22950009157199
Jul 21, 2018

One of the best film experiences of my life (I'm 71). Amazing plot, superb acting, wonderful cinematography. A beautiful movie.

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sakanataka
Jul 17, 2018

A deep love that can never be fulfilled.

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1957Rick
Jun 29, 2018

A wonderful film made the way films used to be made.

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garycornell
Apr 22, 2018

KCLS patrons have spoken!! From your patron reviews I find that I am in total agreement with the majority of you. "Frantz" is an excellent film. It is especially appealing in Black and White, which fits the movie perfectly. The camera captures the feelings of the characters. The script is not predictable as so many are. The acting is warm and subdued. Everything seems so real and captures one imagination easily. The time watching this movie is magical!

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livpositiv
Apr 22, 2018

Extremely moving film, both sad and sublime. It's a tribute to the humanity found in compassion and forgiving as a path then to hope and life. Paula Beer is fantastic in her role and the music binds their lives through its sorrow and beauty.

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INVS
Apr 08, 2018

I find I'm in agreement with all the other reviews, this is a superb film able to go beyond the typical one-sided views often portrayed. I'm a prime example of the bias/prejudice harbored against Germany for many years. This depiction gave me insight into the nature of pride one feels for a particular 'side'. All sides, factions, suffer in war & this is a wonderful demonstration of the facts. We are all capable of taking pride of country way too far, to the exclusion of sound judgement & compassion.

My first error was clicking to watch the bonus selection...major mistake on this film. On this one the bonus best comes last or after the film. I definitely needed the subtitles & could even have watched this without any sound. The actors expressions were great.

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Pilkleej
Apr 04, 2018

The DVD I had did not have English subtitle 6/2088169d. The other copy must have it.

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Alina1603
Mar 30, 2018

Great work! I watched it twice and will watch again later. It is very beautiful and keeps you feeling for the heroes, but what I liked most of all was its pacifism. Especially important nowadays! Highly recommended to everyone.

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gnomenut
Feb 22, 2018

An outstanding film. The story steadily builds up, then tears apart the background which brings the main characters together. Along the way are glimpses of war's horrors and some of the nationalistic attitudes that create long-lasting resentments among both the winners, and the losers. But also, shared grief leads to unlikely friendships. A wonderful, original story, and a brilliant piece of filmmaking. Subtitled.

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aspire7
Aug 06, 2018

aspire7 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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