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Four infantrymen on the Western Front suffer the everyday hardships and insanity of trench warfare, in G.W. Pabst's anti-war classic.
War 1930 96 mins
Director: G.W. Pabst
G. W. Pabst brought the war movie into a new era with his first sound film, a mercilessly realistic depiction of the nightmare that scarred a generation, in Germany and beyond. Digging into the trenches with four infantrymen stationed in France in the final months of World War I, Pabst illustrates the harrowing ordeals of battle with unprecedented naturalism, as the men are worn away in body and spirit by firefights, shelling, and the disillusion that greets them on the home front.
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Weimar Cinema 1919-1933
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From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses
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