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All Quiet on the Western Front


No doubt you've heard of this as it was everywhere a little while ago after picking up a whole raft of BAFTAs. But if you haven't watched, you really should – it's an incredible film.


As a very graphic and visceral presentation of the First World War from a German perspective, it's not for the squeamish and pulls no punches. You witness a group of enthusiastic teenagers signing themselves up for war and then going on to experience the reality that confronts them. It's heartbreaking and eye-opening.

I also very much recommend watching the accompanying making of documentary, which gives some great insights into it's production. But watch it afterwards to avoid spoilers. You can watch both on Netflix.


All Quiet on the Western Front appeared in Issue 9 in the Watch section.