If you love 1917-style World War I movies with a chided direction and a strong story, this upcoming Netflix film based on the book In the West, Nothing New by Edward Berger is for you. Released in 1929, the novel returned to the First World War, through the fascinating story of Paul Baümer, a young German volunteer soldier. The book was quickly successful and has established itself over time as a symbol of the German pacifism. So much so that two adaptations have already seen the light of day before this one, the first in 1930 by Lewis Milestone, and the second in 1979 as a TV movie by Delbert Mann. This new version promises to be particularly tense, as this first trailer proves: The plot centers around this young man of 19 who, euphoric and enthusiastic at the idea of going to war with his comrades, will quickly be overtaken by despair, suffering and the fear of fighting for his life. , recluse in the trenches. The film has the ambition to “show the true face of the First World War”. Edward Berger, the German director, is happy to be able to retransmit this appalling and gripping reality, present at the origin in the work. According to him, “in most cases, American or British war movies can’t help but find a positive side to their stories.” In the West, Nothing New hits Netflix on October 28.