All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen nichts Neues) is the first German-language adaptation of Remarque’s famous war-themed novel, and it won several awards at Sunday night's Academy Awards.
All Quiet in the Western Front, a film about the horrors of the First World War, based on Erich Maria Remarque’s classic novel of the same name, was created with Netflix financing. The book was first adapted into an Academy Award-winning film a few years after its publication in 1930, followed by another version in 1979, but last autumn’s film is special because it is the first to be shot in German, the language of the book.
In total, it won four gold statuettes at Sunday night’s gala: in addition to Best Foreign Language Film, it also took home Best Cinematography (James Friend), Best Original Score (Volker Bertelmann), and Best Production Design (Christian M. Goldbeck, Ernestine Hipper). The latter is also interesting because most of the filming took place in and around Prague, where the award-winning sets were built. Work began in spring 2021 in Czechia, in Prague, and other locations including Milovice, Králův Dvůr, Točník Castle, Libušín, Vinařice, Benátky nad Jizerou, Lišany, Chotýšany, Luštěnice, Žatec, Roudnice nad Labem, Buškovice, Postoloprty, Černochov, Chotěšov Abbey and the castles in Liběchov, Hořín, Brody, Sychrov. However, this is not the first adaptation to be filmed in the Czech Republic, as a good part of the 1979 version was also shot here.
The two-and-a-half-hour film is currently available to stream on Netflix.
Source: The Prague Reporter