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All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

A stunning and sobering World War I drama from Germany

Action, Drama, History, War

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THE VERY BEST

8.7

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Germany, United Kingdom
English, French, German
Action-packed, Challenging, Dark
2022
Edward Berger
Aaron Hilmer, Albrecht Schuch, André Marcon
147 min

Synopsis

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Paul Baumer and his friends Albert and Muller, egged on by romantic dreams of heroism, voluntarily enlist in the German army. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the Western Front, they discover the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Our Take

8.7
The Staff

All Quiet on the Western Front is a period epic that unflinchingly shows us the savagery and senselessness of war. Set at the tail end of World War I, it follows two main stories: that of German soldier Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer), whose boyish eagerness for warfare is diminished with each bloody step he takes towards the frontline, and that of Matthias Erzberger (Daniel Brühl), the real-life German politician tasked to negotiate a ceasefire between the French and German forces.

Grim and sobering, the movie will leave you nothing less than stunned after viewing. Like 1917 before it, All Quiet on the Western Front relies on the juxtaposition of raw brutality and peaceful quiet to effectively forward its anti-war message. The film is Germany’s official entry for the 2023 Academy Awards.

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