The classic 1929 war novel by Erich Maria Remarque All quiet on the western front will soon have a new adaptation on Netflix. The famous book was first published in 1928 by a German newspaper before receiving a book form in January of the following year.
All quiet on the western front it was a highly controversial novel at the time due to its anti-war themes, which led to the book being banned in Europe. Since its release, Remarque’s story has been adapted several times, most notably by Lewis Milestone in 1930. Milestone’s adaptation won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
A pacifist novel All quiet on the western front it seeped into American culture and its content influenced many outspoken anti-war icons like Bob Dylan.
German director Edward Berger (whose previous work includes Germany 83, Patrick MelroseY Your Honor) will revive the novel for Netflix, based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell.
berger said Netflix Queue I was excited about telling this German story from a German perspective. “What a challenge and what an opportunity!”
all quiet on the western front release date
The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters in Germany on September 29. Following its debut in German theaters, the film will also be released in theaters in select global markets before streaming on Netflix October 28. Expect to see this movie in contention for the 2022 Academy Awards.
Cast of All Quiet on the Western Front
Felix Kammerer will play the main character, Paul Bäumer, a volunteer who joins the war effort alongside his classmates, unaware of the horrors and tragedy he is about to face in the trenches. Daniel Brühl also stars.
Here is the full cast list:
- Felix Kammerer
- Alberto Schuch
- Aaron Hilmer
- Klaus Moritz
- Edin Hasanović
- Adrian Grunewald
- Thibault de Montalembert
- daniel brühl
- David Striesow
Synopsis for All Quiet on the Western Front
From Netflix, “All quiet on the western front tells the gripping story of a young German soldier on the Western Front of World War I. Paul and his comrades experience firsthand how the initial euphoria of war turns to despair and fear as they fight for their lives – and each other – in the trenches. Director Edward Berger’s film is based on the world-renowned bestseller of the same name of Erich Maria Remarque.
Photos of All Quiet on the Western Front
Get your first look at Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, and more in the following photos released by Netflix.
All quiet on the western front arrives on Netflix on October 28.