Director: Edward Berger
with: Felix Kamerer, Albrecht Schösch, Aaron Helmer, Moritz Klaus, Eden Hasanovic, Adrian Grunewald, Thibaut de Montalembert, David Streso, Daniel Bruhl
Produce: Multi Grunert, Daniel Dreyfus, Edward Berger
script: Edward Berger, Leslie Patterson, and Ian Stockel
Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque
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BERLIN, August 23, 2022 – Nothing new in the West Directed and screenwriter by Edward Berger September 29 in select cinemas nationwide and on October 28, 2022 around the world on Netflix. Nearly 100 years after the book was first published, it comes Nothing new in the West The first German film adapted from classic literature. The film celebrates its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and its European premiere will take place at the Zurich Film Festival.
Nothing new in the West By Erich Maria Remarque It is now considered a classic of anti-war literature and immediately became a bestseller after it was first published in 1929. But the relentless depiction of the horrors of World War I was never filmed out of Germany.
It was important for director and screenwriter Eduard Berger to adopt the German perspective for the first time: “One feeling that will stay with us for life: the feeling of the legacy of two wars. Our view of war is shaped by sadness, shame, desolation and guilt. There is nothing positive left, not a spark of heroism. I found it quite a challenge to make our story, our background, and our attitude toward war the driving force behind the film. That this very specific German perspective might also be interesting to people in other countries. Currently.”
Sacha Buehler, Director of Content for Netflix EMEA Films, adds: “We are very proud to share this important anti-war material with the entire world, especially in these times. Edward Berger goes very closely to the characters and put together a special cast for this. It’s going to be very challenging, very emotional and very moving.”
Producer Malte Grunert adds: “The novel is monolithic – work like this should be treated with respect. That was a responsibility we were keen to take on. Netflix had the same intention as we do and was always supportive throughout the entire work. We can’t wait to get the film out to the world.”
movie rating board FBW praise Nothing new in the West Because of its “impressive originality, extraordinarily successful scenes, and consistently believable characters” the film was awarded the title “of special value” granted. You can find more information about evaluation
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Spring of 1917. 17-year-old Paul Boomer (Felix Kamerer) and his friends can’t wait to go to war, walk through Paris, and win. This is how boys imagine it. This is what they promised. They chant and sing and march, “Iron Youth,” to the Emperor, God, and the Fatherland. The excitement doesn’t last long. When they reached the Western Front after days of marching, the rain was pouring down. The trench is full, it is a swamp. But the French are not waiting. Soon they began to bombard the trench.
Nothing new in the West It tells the touching story of a young German soldier on the Western Front during World War I. Paul (Felix Kamerer) and his companions experience firsthand how the initial euphoria of war turns into horror, suffering and fear as they desperately fight for their lives in the trenches.
Director Edward Berger (Patrick Melrose Jack Germany 83He was able to win an impressive set for his movie: Persuasive in the lead role of Paul Bomer Felix Kamerer. with Nothing new in the West He made his acting debut in a feature film. Albrecht Schuch (Dear Thomas, System Crasher) takes on the role of Stanislaus Kaczynski, who became a confidant of Paul during the war. fight beside her Edin Hasanovic (Je suis Karl, Skylines) as Tjaden Stackfleet, Aaron Helmer (The most beautiful girl in the world) like Albert Krupp Moritz Klaus (petty murders) such as Franz Muller and Adrian Grunwald (sloburn) as Ludwig Behm. Daniel Bruhl (Stranger – encirclement, next doorMatthias Erzberger also sought an armistice. David Strezzo (IM out) personifies General Friedrich. in other roles Thibault de Montalembert (collapse), Anton von Locke (a lot of freedom) And the Andreas Doeler (Seeds) to see.
The script was written by Edward Berger, Ian Stockel, and Leslie Patterson. The film was produced on behalf of Netflix by Malte Grunert (Land for me, wanted man(with his Amusement Park Film company, Daniel Dreyfus)Sergio, Guernica) and Edward Berger. led camera James Friendwho already Patrick Melrose And the Your Excellency I worked with Edward Berger. Sketch for landscape design Christian M Goldbeck (me and kaminsky) responsible, Lizzie Kristel (John Rabe, Unknown, Hidden Life) for the costume. music from Volker Bertelmann (Leo – The long way home).
About amusement movie
Malte Grunert founded Amusement Park Film in 2009 and directs it with Amelie von Kienlin. Klaus Dohle and Danielle Proul have been partners since 2015. Amusement Park considers itself a European company based in Berlin and has been working with world-renowned innovators since its founding. Among the winning products were wanted man By Anton Corbijn with Philip Seymour Hoffman in the lead role as well as an Oscar nominee ground by Martin Zandvliet and heels With Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard. The last production was the debut of director Daniel Bruhl next door It premiered at the 2021 Berlinale competition. Among other things, a serial quote of tin drum A new version of the cult French classic adventurers.
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