More gruesome than previous film adaptations of the novel, a new Netflix feature looks to other conflicts past and present.

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From left, Moritz Klaus, Aaron Hilmer, Adrian Grünewald and Felix Kammerer in “All Quiet on the Western Front.

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From left, Moritz Klaus, Aaron Hilmer, Adrian Grünewald and Felix Kammerer in “All Quiet on the Western Front.

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The writer watched the film in the Zoo Palast movie theater in Berlin, where in 1930 Nazis released white mice to boycott the Hollywood version of “All Quiet.”

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“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Erich Maria Remarque’s seminal World War I novel, has had several onscreen adaptations.

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The book, which has sold up to 40 million copies since it was released in 1929, tells the story of the German soldier Paul Bäumer and his comrades

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“All Quiet” first arrived on the big screen in 1930, in a feature directed by Lewis Milestone that won two Oscars and still appears on lists of the best Hollywood movies. A 1979 CBS color version, starring Ernest Borgnine

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and Richard Thomas, strove for visual authenticity a few years after the end of the Vietnam War

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Production began on “All Quiet on the Western Front” in 2021, and it is Germany’s submission for best international film at the 2023 Oscars

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