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Westfront 1918 (1930)




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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 title: Comrades of 1918.


Claus Clausen
as The Lieutenant
Fritz Kampers
as The Bavarian
Jackie Monnier
as Jacqueline
Hanna Hoessrich
as Karl's wife
Else Heller
as Karl's mother
Carl Ballhaus
as The Butcher Boy
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Critic Reviews for Westfront 1918

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

The truth of the movie is all in the trenches.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The always protean Pabst made a brilliant adjustment to sound.

May 10, 2005

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.

July 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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.

July 21, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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

September 27, 2014 | Full Review…

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