A beguiling interwar romance
Anna is a bereft young German woman whose fiance, Frantz, was killed in the trenches of World War I. Adrien, a French veteran of the war, makes a mysterious appearance in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany's defeat, yet Anna gradually becomes closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz.
"A very modern period piece—and a beautiful one—with a fascinating lineage." - Wall Street Journal
"It's one of his most heartfelt films, beautifully made and very moving in its own quiet, self-effacing way." - Independent (UK)