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All Quiet on the Western Front

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"A real classic." Purchased on Mighty Ape

Any serious movie aficionado should have this in their collection.

"Not your average war story"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

An interesting movie from a perspective not usually seen – Its an old movie but the points it makes would stand up to universal criticism of how men react in death and danger situations – worth the watch

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Unlike most "message" films which date themselves almost immediately, Lewis Milestone's low-key unpolished and deeply-felt screen adaptation of the Erich Maria Remarque anti-war novel has lost little of its original impact. Years after its release it was still being banned in countries mobilizing for war. The plot follows a group of young German recruits in World War I through their passage from idealism to disillusionment. As the central character Paul Baumer (Lew Ayres) declares, "We live in the trenches and we fight. We try not to be killed - that's all." All Quiet on the Western Front is an anthology of now famous scenes: Ayres trapped in a shell crater with a man he has killed; the first meeting of the recruits and the veterans; infantrymen being mowed down to machine-gun visual rhythms; a moonlight swim with French farm girls; Ayres' pacifist speech to his astonished schoolmates; and the final shot of the soldier's hand reaching for a fatal butterfly.
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Director
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
128
Subtitles
English
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
5050582198133
Product ID
1472864

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