All Quiet on the Western Front won special recognition from Capri and now wins four Oscars: Best International Feature, Original Score, Production Design, and Best Cinematography.
The events of this movie take place in the concluding stages of World War One, depicting how the reality of war demoralizes soldiers through the tale of a young German soldier. Simultaneously, we follow the journey of a diplomat who attempts to stop the mayhem and rescue some lives along the way.
Paul Bäumer and his friends are eager to fight on the front lines, seize French territory, and triumphantly head back home. Sadly, once Paul finds himself inside a trench, unprepared and wearing another soldier’s outfit, things get worse.
On the website Rotten Tomatoes it has an average rating of 8.1/10. The website’s consensus reads, “Both timely and timeless… retains the power of its classic source material by focusing on the futility of war.” and also “An outstanding update to an all-time classic, All Quiet on the Western Front puts you right there on the battlefield — and reminds you once again that war is truly hell”.
Mark James Kermode, the chief film critic for The Observer, says it is “visually very, very impressive, overwhelming, and grueling.” “It is harrowing of course … and it should be.”
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