“Frantz” is about finding love and forgiveness in the Post World War I era. A young woman wants to make peace with the death of her beloved, but a strange man keeps visiting his grave. The woman befriends the strangers and introduces him to her extended family. But, the stranger seems to be hiding something. Eventually, it’s discovered that the strange man is the Frenchman that killed her beloved Frantz.
Guilt and forgiveness are discussed at length, as a soldier and those left behind make peace with their actions in the Great War. When the young woman leaves her beloved Germany to visit France, she learns how the War impacted both sides. Ozon plays with the aftermath of War in a way that feels like a throwback and true to the Modern Era. Films about love don’t always have to deal with romance, but longing plays rather big. While it’s not a film for everyone, I hope that more people give it a shot.
Music Box has been killing it this year and “Frantz” continues that streak.
- Director Q&A
- Venice Premiere scenes
- Deleted Scenes
- Costume and Light Tests
- Poster Gallery
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 6/13/17
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 95%95%
- Supplemental Material - 93%93%
- Film Score - 93%93%
The Plot Thus Far
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.