All Quiet On The Western Front will be released on March 28th, as a 2-disc Limited Collector’s Edition in a mediabook format with the film in 4K Ultra HD on UHD Blu-ray and in HD on Blu-ray.
All Quiet On The Western Front tells the poignant story of a young German soldier on the Western Front during World War I.
Spring 1917. 17-year-old Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) and his friends are extremely eager to go to war, to beat the French soundly and march to Paris victorious. This is how the boys imagine it. This is the war their principal promises them in a rousing speech. With jubilation, fanfare, and song, the “youth of iron” marches off – for Emperor, God, and Fatherland.
The enthusiasm, however, only lasts for a while. When they arrive at the Western Front after days of marching. It’s pouring rain. The trenches are filling up and fast becoming a swamp. But the French do not wait to attack. Flares rise up, brightening no man’s land with a surreal beauty. Until all hell breaks loose again and the French bombard the trenches.
What follows portrays Paul and his comrades’ first-hand experience of how the initial euphoria of war turns into horror, suffering, and fear as they desperately fight for their lives in the trenches.
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The Netflix film recently made history: For the first time, a production from Germany has been nominated for an Oscar® in the most crucial category, Best Picture. In addition, Edward Berger’s film was nominated in eight other Oscar® categories, including Best International Film, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Production Design. All Quiet On The Western Front has also been the big winner at this year’s BAFTAs, taking home seven of Britain’s most important film awards, among them Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. The German Film Academy has also shortlisted the film for the German Film Awards.