Frantz is a 2016 drama film directed and co-written by François Ozon and starring Paula Beer and Pierre Niney. It is about a young German woman whose fiancé has been killed in World War I and the French soldier who comes bearing a secret about her fiancé. It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, where Beer won the Marcello Mastroianni Award. At the 42nd César Awards, Frantz was nominated in eleven categories, winning one for Best Cinematography.
In Quedlinburg, Germany, in 1919, Anna, a young German woman (Paula Beer) grieving over the death of her fiancé, Frantz Hoffmeister, in World War I, leaves flowers at his grave. She sees fresh flowers and discovers that Adrien (Pierre Niney), a young Frenchman, has done the same. Adrien goes to the home of Frantz's parents, Dr. Hans and Magda Hoffmeister, and tries to speak to Hans, but when Hans hears that Adrien is French, he tells Adrien that a Frenchman killed his son and, calling the French murderers, drives Adrien away. Adrien tells Hans, "You are right. I am a murderer".
|keywords||arranged marriage enemy soldier grieve hear kill last day lost son louvre quedlinburg question railway station want world war i write|
|nomination||European Film Award for Best Actress European Film Award for Best Screenwriter European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film|
|producer||Eric Altmayer Nicolas Altmayer Stefan Arndt Uwe Schott|