Netflix has revealed a first look at All Quiet on the Western Front, Germany’s official contender for the 2023 Academy Awards in the best international feature film category. You can watch the trailer below and you’ll find the poster underneath.
All Quiet on the Western Front will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12.
Following an exclusive engagement at the Paris Theater in New York on October 7, the film will expand to select theaters from October 14 and release on Netflix October 28.
All Quiet on the Western Front tells the gripping story of a young German soldier on the Western Front of World War I. Paul and his comrades experience first-hand how the initial euphoria of war turns into desperation and fear as they fight for their lives, and each other, in the trenches.
The film, from director Edward Berger, is based on the world renowned bestseller of the same name (See on Amazon) by Erich Maria Remarque. The book is described as follows:
“Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.
“I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow…
“This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm.
“But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.
“Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another… if only he can come out of the war alive.”
The movie stars Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, Edin Hasanovic, Adrian Grünewald, Thibault De Montalembert, Daniel Brühl and Devid Striesow.
The film was written by Berger, Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell. It was produced by Malte Grunert, Daniel Dreifuss, and Edward Berger.