ERICH MARIA REMARQUE
Eighty years ago, in late 1928, the Ullstein-Verlag publishinghouse released the original, German-language version of AllQuiet on the Western Front. Im Westen nichts Neues firstappeared as a serialized novel in the Berlin newspaper VossischeZeitung. It caused a sensation among readers, and when itsubsequently made its debut as a single volume, its success wasphenomenal. Erich Maria Remarque's unsettling and movinganti-war tale went on to become one of the most widely readbooks in the world. Now translated into more than 50 different languages, the novel continues toshape our conception of the First World War. This film relates how the book came to be written.