‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is an anti-war film that follows the story of a young German soldier, Paul Bäumer, during WW1. After joining the military out of passion, he soon realises that staring at death in the face is much harder than expected.
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ will premiere on Netflix on October 28
Cast & creators
- Daniel Brühl as Matthias Erzberger
- Albrecht Schuch as Stanislaus “Kat” Katczinsky
- Felix Kammerer as Paul Bäumer
- Moritz Klaus as Frantz Müller
- Aaron Hilmer as Albert Kropp
- Edin Hasanovic as Tjaden Stackfleet
- Devid Striesow
- Sebastian Hülk
Directed by Edward Berger
“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.”
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (German: Im Westen nichts Neues) is based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarqu. It has been earlier adapted as an American film in 1930 followed by a CBS television film adaptation in 1979.
Paul and his friends face numerous challenges from the moment they arrive at the western front. As the war intensifies, the film presents a deeply intimate and vulnerable side to the soldiers, who want nothing more than to go home.