All Quiet on the Western Front

Edward Berger | 2022 | 147 MINS
This impassioned, visually arresting interpretation of the classic German anti-war novel makes the pacifist case to contemporary audiences through its depiction of the horrible madness of World War I and the tragedy of a doomed generation.

In Detail

It’s 1917 and wartime in Germany, as Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) lies about his age so that he can enlist alongside his friends - all of them very young men filled with romanticized, patriotic notions. The reality of war almost immediately dismantles their exuberance.

Soon (too soon) Paul is thrown into a trench, with little equipment, minimal training, and the swiftly repaired uniform of another soldier on his back. Only the hardy advice of an older veteran prevents him from becoming another hapless statistic on his first day.

Also starring Daniel Brühl, this is one of the most visceral, immersive WWI movies ever made

Also showing: All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

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