'All Quiet on the Western Front' wins Oscar for best international film

The World War One epic from Germany, "All Quiet on the Western Front," which received nine Oscar nominations this year, won the Oscar for best foreign film on Sunday.

The horrors of trench warfare are shown in the Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) movie, which was directed by Edward Berger, via the perspective of a young soldier who initially wants to join the battle.

It is the first translation into German of Erich Maria Remarque's 1928 novel, which was also adapted into a 1930 best picture-winning motion picture.

In "All Quiet on the Western Front," a young man who has been brainwashed by right-wing political nationalism and propaganda goes to war believing it to be an adventure is the main character.

Producer Malte Grunert noted in his acceptance speech for best film at the BAFTA awards last month, "And war is anything but an adventure.

The movie "engages in an intriguing debate with its source material as well as the lengthy history of conflict and films about war and atrocities.

In its review, Sight & Sound noted that the movie also owed debts to works like "1917," "Saving Private Ryan," and "Black Hawk Down."

This year, the movie was nominated for nine awards, including best picture. With 11 nods, "Everything Everywhere All at Once" had the second-highest number.

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