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Oscars 2023: Why ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is Making History

The Oscar nominations for 2023 are out and the internet is buzzing about the surprises, snubs, and interesting movies that got recognized this year. One movie, All Quiet on the Western Front, received nine nominations, making it one of the most nominated foreign language films of all time. 

What is ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ about?

“All Quiet on the Western Front” screening I David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front is based on a 1929 novel of the same name. It follows the life of a German soldier named Paul Bäumer who is fighting during WWI. As he spends more time on the battlefield, Paul’s dreams of being a hero are destroyed by the harsh realities of war and he spends his days just trying to survive. 



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