All Quiet on the Front, Netflix’s Anti-War Film Wins Best International Film

The German film based on the homonymous novel by Erich Maria Remarque snatched the golden statuette from the film ‘Argentina, 1985’

All Quiet on the Front, a German anti-war feature film on Netflix, became one of the surprises of the night after winning the Oscar for Best International Film, beating Argentina, 1985, the acclaimed film by director Santiago Miter that was considered the favorite within of the category.

“This means so much to us, that I have met so many new friends on this film. To our photographer, our production designer, my designer, I owe everything to you and the rest of my team,” said Edward Berger, 52, as he received the statuette announced by Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas.

The film, the first German-language adaptation for the big screen of Erich Maria Remarque’s classic novel, also beat Close (Belgium), EO (Poland) and The Quiet Girl (Ireland).

It became the first German-language film in the history of the Hollywood Academy to compete for the coveted Best Picture Oscar, out of a total of nine nominations.

All Quiet on the Front is based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque.

The story is set in the last days of the First World War and narrates from the perspective of the German army, the tragic events that ended the conflict, which took place from 2014 to 2018.