A few days before the introduction of the new Netflix access, which will be offered from next Thursday for 4.99 euros per month with additional advertising breaks, the top dog streaming today launched the German feature film production “Nothing New in the West”. .
Edward Berger’s feature film, which lasts nearly 150 minutes, stars Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schucht, and Felix Kammerer, and is recommended for ages 16 and up.
The book adaptation stages Erich Maria Remarque’s 1928 novel, which is set in the trenches of World War I and is one of the most important anti-war novels of all time.
The war drama has already been selected as a German entry for the Oscars 2023 and will represent Germany in the competition for the best international production.
Nothing new in the West tells of the horror of the trenches and the horror of war, which is ubiquitous on the front but so abstract and unreal in the living rooms and streets of home that the perceptions of those involved couldn’t be further apart. lying down.
Accompanying podcast tip
The Netflix movie adaptation is, among other things, a topic in the basically recommended SWR 2 podcast forum.
In the 44-minute episode last Friday, moderator Gregor Papsch, literary scholar Prof. Dr. Sabina Becker from the University of Freiburg, Claudia Junk from the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Center at the University of Osnabrück and the historian Prof. dr. Jörn Leonhard of the University of Freiburg asked how topical Remarque’s novel is.
The discussion about the horror at the front is recommended as audio accompaniment to the feature film.