The first trailer for All Quiet on the Western Front has been released online ahead of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Based on Erich Maria Remarque‘s novel of the same name, the book was previously adapted into a film by Lewis Milestone in 1930, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Netflix hopes the movie will get some sort of awards recognition, as it will be Germany’s submission to the Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. Written and directed by Edward Berger and co-written by Ian Stokell and Lesley Peterson, the movie stars Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Shuch, Felix Kammerer, Moritz Klaus, Aaron Hilmer, and Edin Hasanovic.
Its plot synopsis reads “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 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.”
Additionally, a first poster of the movie was released which you can look at below:
You can watch the trailer below and see the movie in select theatres this October and on Netflix on October 28: