This German production of the classic Erich Maria Remarque anti-war Great War novel might have been an Oscar contender a few years back.
You know, when “1917,” “The Laureate” and “Journeys End” came out.
There have been other versions of this epic novel put on screen, and while it looks spectacular and has the fatalism and poignancy of a lost and unjust cause that dragged millions to their deaths and turned the 20th century into a military meatgrinder, one cannot help but feel its moment was a couple of years back, when terrific features and a pretty good Peter Jackson documentary of the war came out.
Oct. 28. Netflix.