All Quiet on the Western Front
Based on World War 1
Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party banned the film from Germany due to the content of anti-war and supposed anti-German messages.
Later in 1952 it was re-released in Germany.
Movie Walkthrough and Review
This is an English language film adapted from a novel by German author Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 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. As the boys witness death and mutilation all around them, any preconceptions about "the enemy" and the "rights and wrongs" of the conflict disappear, leaving them angry and bewildered.