Westfront 1918
Westfront 1918 (1930)

In the final moments of World War I, a platoon of French soldiers is sent off on a dangerous and ultimately pointless mission. This intensely wrought, highly emotional German anti-war drama comes from auteur director G.W. Pabst. Alternative… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 23, 1930
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2006
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

The always protean Pabst made a brilliant adjustment to sound.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

In his first talkie, G.W. Pabst plunks down in the winding trenches for a grunt's view of dirt and shrapnel

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Christopher Machell
CineVue

Though Westfront 1918's plot lacks the conventional pacing of the similar American production All Quiet on the Western Front, its narrative is thoroughly modernist as a breakdown of coherence and context.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Often challenging for a modern audience to engage with, and never an easy watch, this is one for the connoisseurs and for those seeking to understand a conflict which no longer has any survivors.

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