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All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

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Remarque is not as interested in the war and geopolitics as he is in the war as human absurdity made manifest.

Whilst it is hardly a case of “seen one, seen them all” with war films and as a plethora of stories from different angles and perspective no doubt remain to be told, the fact the outcome is a matter of historical public record does take the shine off it a little. Extras: Language(s): German, English, Czech, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Spanish-Latin American, Turkish, Ukrainian, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, German, Spanish-Latin American, Subtitles: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Spanish-Latin American, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:2. There is really good visual symbolism here as well as some which is not so good (it cuts from the squalor of the front to a fancy generals dinner table 2 or 3 time in case you didn't get it), the pacing was good throughout, and there is some adaptation needed to show the mindset and inception of a resentful Germany. Visuals and sound are outstanding and while they don't really stick to the novel the capture the essence of the book.Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards nominations: 'Everything Everywhere All At One', 'The Banshees of Inisherin' lead".

It's unfortunate that I feel the need to vent about All Quiet on the Western Front because in many respects it's a very well made film that is maybe a bit derivative in some aspects (the score is quite striking but reminds me a lot of the late Jóhann Jóhannson) but nevertheless succesfully updates the WW1 battlefield to modern sensibilities without sacrificing the horror, from the pre-title sequence to the recruitment and the first battle I thought it was excellent stuff. Directed by Edward Berger, it stars Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Hülk, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic, and Devid Striesow. It doesn't sound that close to the 4-note beat in Annihilation, but it was distinctive in the same way and felt very similar in how it was used as a kind of punctuation. A short time later, a newly-arrived German recruit that Paul had saved in the combat finds Paul's mud-caked body and picks up Franz's scarf, but not the dog tag that acts as the identifier of dead soldiers. After they are deployed in Northern France near La Malmaison, they are befriended by Stanislaus "Kat" Katczinsky, an older soldier.Paul and his comrades experience first-hand how the initial euphoria of war turns into desperation and fear as they fight for their lives, and each other, in the trenches. Whether audiences choose to view the film in German with subtitles, or the English dubbed version, the power of the story will not be impacted. On November 9, Erzberger and the German delegation board a train bound for the Forest of Compiègne to negotiate a ceasefire.

It's a statement that applies just as well today, and complimented by this outstanding piece of film making too, which leaves us under no illusions of man's inhumanity to man. umer enlists in the Army because of the romanticized version of the First World War that he and his friends believe to be true.The impressive film adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's world bestseller, directed by Edward Berger starring Felix Kammerer and Daniel Bruhl and produced by Malte Grunert (Under the Sand - The Promise of Freedom and A Most Wanted Man), All Quiet on the Western Front tells the gripping story of a young German soldier on the Western Front of World War I. A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I. Read more about the condition New: An item that is still in its original shrink wrap from the manufacturer and the original manufacturer’s seal (if applicable) has not been removed.

I mean you always lose something in translation when watching a dubbed film but this one seemed especially atrocious. However, it's nowhere near as powerful as Paul's death in the novel and the earlier film adaptations.

Visually impressive as ever, one scene stands out for its introduction to modernity in the form of tanks and flamethrowers, sitting somewhere between the Hoth battle in The Empire Strikes Back and the debut of the monster in a Kaiju flick. What was once a lyrical slow march to despair becomes packed with coincidence, most of the supporting cast get lost in adaptation to focus on Paul and Kat, who of course were the final most important relationship in the 1930 film from my by process of elimination, here they're the main relationship from the start of the 2nd act.

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