'Frantz' Is Francois Ozons Most Meticulous Film to Date

'Frantz,' a melodrama with elements of a thriller, raises issues of illusion, imposture, truth and deceit and their role in everyday life

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The setting is Quedlinburg, a small village in Germany, in 1919. The First World War has just come to an end. Dr. Hans Hoffmeister (Ernst Stotzner) and his wife, Magda (Marie Gruber), lost their son, Frantz,...