The first heart-wrenching trailer for All Quiet on the Western Front will be released later this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars German filmmaker Edward Berger, who directed the film with Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson. He plays Paul Baumer, the soldier at the center of the narrative who volunteers for the war effort alongside his classmates, which would have been expected of him.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a remake of the novel by Erich Maria Remarque that was banned across Europe when it was first published in 1929. For this reason, it was praised by environmentalists who were retaliating against the massive conflict that wreaks havoc on Europe. The film will have the same premise as the novel and the Academy Award-winning adaptation from 1930.
The somber new teaser highlights Paul's early enlistment with his fellow soldiers, as well as the horrors of realizing that his friends have been slaughtered in the name of a merciless war.
Albrecht Schuch, Moritz Klaus, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic, Devid Striesow, Andreas Dohler, Sebastian Hulk, Luc Feit, Michael Wittenborn, Michael Stange, Andre Marcon, and Anton von Lucke make up the cast.
The film will be released in theaters in Germany on September 29 and other countries around the world in October, before going on Netflix on October 28.