This past week, Philippe Rombi has recorded his score for the upcoming French drama Frantz. The film is written and directed by Francois Ozon and stars Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Marie Gruber, Ernst Stötzner, Johann von Bülow and Anton von Lucke. The movie takes place in the aftermath of WWI and revolves around the encounter between a young German woman who grieves the death of her fiancé in France, and a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers. Eric and Nicolas Altmayer (Saint Laurent, Chocolat) are producing the project for Mandarin Cinema. Rombi and Ozon have previously collaborated on such films as Swimming Pool, Potiche, In the House, Young & Beautiful and The New Girlfriend. Frantz is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere at one of this year’s major film festivals.
Rombi’s other upcoming projects include the French drama Team Spirit (L’esprit d’équipe) coming up. The film is directed by Christophe Barratier (The Chorus) and stars Arthur Dupont, François-Xavier Demaison and Sabrina Ouazani. The movie centers on French trader Jérôme Kerviel who was convicted in the 2008 Société Générale trading loss for breach of trust, forgery and unauthorized use of the bank’s computers, Jacques Perrin and Nicolas Mauvernay are producing the project. Rombi has previously scored Barratier’s 2013 feature War of the Buttons. Team Spirit is set to be released this summer in France.