Before its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix finally announced when moviegoers will be able to watch the German film in theatres and from the comfort of their own homes.
New images for the upcoming remake of All Quiet on the Western Front were quietly released last month, and now the streamer has revealed when the film will be available for viewing both in theatres and from the comfort of one’s home.
The movie, which Germany is sending to the Oscars, will debut in Germany’s theatres on September 29 and in a few other international countries in October before it becomes available on Netflix on October 28.
The novel of the same name by German author Erich Maria Remarque, published in 1929, was immediately banned throughout Europe due to its anti-war messages and praised by pacifists for that very reason.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a translation of that book. Many times, notably in 1930, a year after the book’s publication, and in 1979, have adaptations of the novel been produced. Remarque’s first-hand experience in the trenches of World War I is depicted in the novel from a soldier’s point of view.
The movie will be based on the same plot as the book and the Oscar-winning version from 1930, which starred Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy, and Ben Alexander.
In addition to writing the screenplay alongside Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson, German director Edward Berger also directed the new adaptation. The story’s protagonist, Paul Bäumer, played by Felix Kammerer, enlists alongside his peers, as would be expected of them, to help in the war effort.
In little time at all, he is confronted by the horrors of war and the tragic drama that is being played out in the middle of the trenches. Additionally included in the cast are Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schuch, Moritz Klaus, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic, Adrian Grünewald, Devid Striesow, Andreas Döhler, Sebastian Hülk, Alexander Schuster, Luc Feit, Michael Wittenborn, Michael Stange, André Marcon, Tobias Langhoff, and Anton von Lucke.
According to the photographs that were made public last month, Brühl will play Matthias Erzberger, who served as the German Finance Minister from 1919 until 1920, when he was forced to quit. Erzberger was born in Germany and served as the minister until he was forced to leave his post.
In 1921, he was assassinated because he spoke out against the war and signed the armistice that put an end to the conflict between Germany and the Allied Powers. Remarque’s own experiences during World War I served as the basis for the original work, thus it only makes it natural that historical individuals from that era will be featured in the film adaptation.
The film will have its TIFF premiere the following week, then be released in German cinemas on September 29 and in a few other international countries in October. On October 28, it will also be available to stream globally on Netflix.
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