Frantz

In Quedlinburg, Germany, 1919, Anna, a German woman (Paula Beer) grieving over the death of her fiancé, Walter Hoffmeister, in World War I, leaves flowers at his grave. She sees Adrien (Pierre Niney), a Frenchman, also leave flowers at his grave. Adrien goes to the home of Walter'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 drives Adrien away. Adrien tells Hans, "You are right. I am a murderer." Anna meets Adrien, and invites him to the Hoffmeister home. She tells the Hoffmeisters that Adrien was leaving flowers at Walter's grave, and they relent. Around the dinner table, upon questioning, Adrien says that he and Walter were students together in Paris. He describes their last day together, when they visited the Louvre. Anna shows Adrien the places she and Walter used to go together, and the mountaintop where he asked her to marry him. Adrien lifts Anna (and the Hoffmeisters) out of their despair. The Hoffmeisters ask Adrien, who was a first violinist in Paris before the war, to play Walter's violin for them, as Walter used to do. Adrien asks Anna to go to the ball with him, and she accepts. Read more on Wikipedia.

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