New All Quiet on the Western Front Trailer Shows War’s Horrors

The latest promotional material for All Quiet on the Western Front Netflix only serves to emphasize this point more. The limited theatre release of the war drama (hoping for Academy Award nominations) precedes its debut on Netflix next week.

The German trailer reveals that, although being based on already filmed source material, the film goes out of its way to visually and narratively differentiate itself from other war films. The film’s cinematography alone makes it essential viewing, and there are some breathtaking scenes like a tank climbing out of the trenches, that add to the film’s overall excellence.

The teaser also shows that the film would depict the gruesome realities of battle with soldiers urgently battling for their own existence as was widely anticipated. The film’s director Edward Berger revealed in an exclusive interview that another theme will be the process by which soldiers are conditioned to suppress their feelings and become lethal killing robots.

The film All Quiet on the Western Front is shaping out to be a major contender for best picture this year. It has a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was praised by Collider’s own Maggie Lovitt, who said it was “a welcome departure” from recent war movies because it presents a story with “no positive outcome in the horizon,” which makes it all the more devastating and emphasizes that “nationalism only kills for the glory of the ego.”

Director Edward Berger who was nominated for an Emmy has worked on shows like Patrick Melrose, The Terror and Your Honor. Berger co-wrote the script with first-time movie screenwriters Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell. The plot was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 novel, which was then made into a film in the 1930s and a highly regarded television movie in 1979.

In addition to Felix Kammerer and Albrecht Schuch, the cast also includes Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, Edin Hasanovic, Adrian Grünewald, Thibault De Montalembert, Daniel Brühl and Devid Striesow.

In addition to its release in theatres today, All Quiet on the Western Front will have its streaming debut on Netflix on October 28.  You can watch the trailer for All Quiet on the Western Front below:

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All Quiet on the Western Front’s Netflix Release Date

Nearly a century has passed since Erich Maria Remarque’s harrowing description of life in the trenches first startled the world. Soon after its 1929 publication, All Quiet on the Western Front was adapted into an epic film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture the following year in 1930.

The literary classic has been around for a long time, but this is the first time a German director has attempted to reinvent it. This new adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front written and directed by Edward Berger will debut on Netflix on October 28.

All Quiet on the Western Front’s Cast

All Quiet on the Western Front Cast
All Quiet on the Western Front Cast

Daniel Brühl as Matthias Erzberger

The actor and director Daniel César Martin Brühl González Domingo is a dual citizen of Spain and Germany. In recognition of his performances in Das Weisse Rauschen, Nichts Bereuen, and Vaya con Dios, he was honored with his first German Film Award for Best Actor.

Albrecht Schuch As Stanislaus “Kat” Katczinsky

Albrecht One German actor is Abraham Schuch. East Germany’s Jena is where Albrecht Schuch entered the world in 1985. He’s Karoline Schuch’s brother, the famous actress. He attended the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Academy of Music and Theatre in Leipzig, where he majored in acting.

Felix Kammerer as Paul Bäumer

Born in Vienna on September 19, 1995, Felix Kammerer is an Austrian actor. Since 2019, he has been performing with the Burgtheater’s ensemble in Vienna.

Moritz Klaus as Frantz Müller

On January 12, 1999, in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Moritz Klaus entered the world. His acting credits include Little Murders (2012), Phoenix see (2016) and Relations (2010).

Other Members

All Quiet on the Western Front’s Plot