Erich Maria Remarque’s cult 1929 book about the war, All Quiet on the Western Front, is being adapted on Netflix. The book was first published in 1928 by a German newspaper. It was then incorporated into the book’s form in January next year.
All Quiet on the Western Front was a controversial novel due to its antiwar themes. For this antiwar theme, the novel was banned across Europe.
Since its publication, the story of Remarque has been modified numerous times, which includes the work of Lewis Milestone in 1930. Milestone’s version went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Picture.
A novel with a pacifist theme, All Quiet on the Western Front seeped into American culture, and its content has influenced many prominent anti-war icons such as Bob Dylan.
German film director Edward Berger (whose previous work includes Deutschland 83, Patrick Melrose as well as Your Honor) will bring the novel back to Netflix film, based on an original script that he co-wrote with Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell.
Berger said on Netflix Queue that he was enthralled at the prospect of telling the German story from the German viewpoint. “What a challenge and what an opportunity!”
All Quiet on the Western Front release date
The film will have its world debut at Toronto International Film Festival. Toronto International Film Festival before making its way to theaters across Germany in September. After the film’s German premiere, The film will be released to theaters in specific markets around the world before the film’s release on Netflix on the 28th of October. You can expect to see the film being considered for 2022’s Academy Awards.
All Quiet on the Western Front made into a
Felix Kammerer will play the principal persona, Paul Baumer, a volunteer who joins the war effort with his fellow soldiers, utterly unaware of the horrors and suffering the soldier is set to confront during the battles. Daniel Bruhl also stars.
Here’s the full list of cast members:
- Felix Kammerer
- Albrecht Schuch
- Aaron Hilmer
- Moritz Klaus
- Edin Hasanovic
- Adrian Grunewald
- Thibault De Montalembert
- Daniel Bruhl
- Devid Striesow
All Quiet on the Western Front synopsis
On Netflix, ” All Quiet on the Western Front tells the captivating tale of the young German soldier fighting on the Western Front of World War I. Paul and his companions witness the moment when the excitement of war turns to despair and anxiety when they struggle for their lives and fellow soldiers on the battlefields. The film by the director Edward Berger is based on the acclaimed bestseller of the same title from Erich Maria Remarque.”
All Quiet on the Western Front photographs
Take a look at Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Bruhl, and other stars in these photos released by Netflix.
All Quiet on the Western Front is coming to Netflix on October 28.
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