This classic film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. [I urge U3AC readers to read/re-read the great novel by the German writer Erich Maria Remarque, and on which this film is based – as powerful today as when it was written].
07 Nov 2023
Arts Picturehouse Cambridge