All Quiet on the Western Front

This visually stunning, hard-hitting third film adaptation of Erich Remarque's novel leaves much to be desired when it comes to the history, says Dr Timothy B owman

Erich Remarque’s 1929 novel All Quiet on the Western Front, on which this film is based, is one of the most powerful anti-war novels written in the 20th centur y. Remarque, draw ing on his own experience in the German Army, evocatively captures the horror, miser y and squalor of the trenches.

As Europe again witnesses trench warfare in the Russo-Ukrainian War, the release of this film is very timely.

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