All Quiet on the Western Front

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Released 1979

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Director:
Delbert Mann
Released:
1979
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All Quiet on the Western Front is the 1979 adaptation of the classic novel, directed by Delbert Mann (Marty). This is the story of Paul, a German school who is convinced by his teacher to join the army. Viewers follow Paul through basic training and up to the front lines of battle. The movie subsequently shows a graphic description of the war from the German side. A standout scene occurs when Paul is in a fox hole with a Frenchmen, and he takes care of him after mortally wounding the soldier. This makes him try to understand why the war is being fought, and why he has killed this man, who has a wife and children, and friends just like Paul. This is hard for Paul to grasp. Paul survived the whole war until the end. The armistice hadn't come into effect yet and Paul is hit by a sniper while he is trying to reach for a butterfly.
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