All Quiet on the Western Front

Dir: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray
136mins   1930   US   PG   English | German   

Part of Robert's Genre Club

The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War I by their jingoistic teacher.

The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals.

'The despair-and the artistry-is breathtaking' - Stephen Garrett, Time Out


Wed 8 June