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FILM KLAXON: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT.
2 November 2022

Sweetshop director Edward Berger's adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front is not for the faint-hearted. Based on the 1928 novel by Erich Maria Remarque, the film follows wide-eyed teenager Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) as he joins the Imperial German Army—just another lamb to the slaughter.

The trailer underlines the horror of World War I in no uncertain terms, with Bäumer and his comrades ravaged by trench warfare, mustard gas, and flamethrowers. Berger and DP James Friend also want Netflix viewers to appreciate the texture of war, as you can almost reach out and touch the mud and gore on characters' faces.


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FRIEND London have completed the signing of India Harris for commercials and music videos.


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