Set in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, this engrossing drama finds Anna (Beer) grieving for her eponymous fiancé (Anton von Lucke) who died at the front. When she discovers a Frenchman Adrien (Niney) laying flowers at his grave, he confesses that he knew Frantz when they both studied music in Paris before the outbreak of war, and that his death has had a profound effect on him. However, as Adrien begins to stir romantic notions in Anna it becomes clear that he's holding back something.