All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislaus Katczinsky
Paul's Mother
Paul Mark Elliott ...
Josef Behm (as Mark Elliott)
Albert Kropp (as Dai Bradley)
Matthew Evans ...
Friedrich Muller (as Mathew Evans)
George Winter ...
Peter Leer
Mark Drewry ...
Colin Mayes ...
Ewan Stewart ...
Paul's Father
Katerina Lírová ...
Paul's Sister


Paul Baumer is a young German who, along with his graduating high school classmates, enlist in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Originally thinking war would be a great adventure, Paul and his friends discover exactly the opposite as the war drags on and one by one the members of the class are killed in action until only Paul remains. Written by Anthony Hughes <>

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They left for war as Boys, never to return as men.


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In the scene of Kaiser Wilhelm pinning medals on the soldiers, the Kaiser uses only his right arm and hand, while an aide holds the soldiers' tunics - a nice historically accurate detail, since the real Kaiser Wilhelm had a stunted and withered left arm that was virtually useless. See more »


Although the film takes place during World War I, in one sequence the soldiers are shown riding in trucks that weren't made until the 1930s. See more »


Paul Baumer: [to a dying Frenchman] If we threw away the guns, the grenades - we could have been brothers, but they never want us to know that.
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This is one of the best (anti-)war movies ever!
16 September 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I know that many people over here think this movie isn't as good as the original one from 1930. I believe you, but I can't help asking myself how many of you really have seen the original version? Or is it because you know this is 'just' a remake?

I only know the version from 1979, but I'm really impressed with it. I already saw it several times, but I never got bored with it once. I keep enjoying it time after time. It gives you a view on how it was at the time. The inspiring, but childish patriotism at the beginning of the war, the hard training, the awful conditions at the front and the loss of innocence and the disillusions at home... It shows it all.

This movie gives you an accurate view on what being an ordinary soldier during World War One was like and is therefor alone already worth a 9/10. But the acting, the good script, the feeling which it leaves you behind with... make that I give it an even higher score. 10/10 is the only correct score according to me. I believe this is one of the best (anti-)war movies ever.

This movie is one of the things which sparked my interest in everything that has something to do with the First World War. All over the world there are only a handful of veterans of this war left. Soon, accurate movies like this one, history books, cemeteries and museums will the only things left about it. That's also why this movie is so important to me.

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