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Westfront 1918 (1930)

Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (original title)
A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily ... See full summary »

Director:

Georg Wilhelm Pabst (as G.W. Pabst)

Writers:

Ernst Johannsen (novel), Ladislaus Vajda (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fritz Kampers ... Der Bayer - The Bavarian
Gustav Diessl ... Karl
Hans-Joachim Möbis ... Der Student (as H.J. Moebis)
Claus Clausen Claus Clausen ... Der Leutnant - The Lieutenant
Jackie Monnier Jackie Monnier ... Yvette - Die Französin
Hanna Hoessrich Hanna Hoessrich ... Karl's Frau - Karl's Wife
Else Heller Else Heller ... Karl's Mutter - Karl's Mother
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A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily terror fills their lives as the attacks on and from the French army ebb and flow. One of the men, Karl, goes home on leave only to discover the degradation forced on his family by wartime poverty. He returns to the lines in time to face an enormous attack by French tanks. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

23 May 1930 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Comrades of 1918 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bavaria Film,Nero-Film AG See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Janus print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An amazing sensory experience..
13 September 1999 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

The very interesting director, GW Pabst directs a war movie in his first movie with sound, and he uses it to amazing effect. There hardly is a story, just the usual Some Nice Kids Go To War And Find Out That, Gee! War Is Hell! Hokum. The movie is nothing but a sensory experience. The war scenes in this movie are very frighteningly realistic. TO be honest, I have NO idea how he achieved some of the explosion shots. They looked like they were exploding very close to the actors in some scenes. I guess they didn't have actor's unions in those days. LOL..

Film can overextend its welcome, but it depends on what you're looking for, I guess.


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