Four Czechs competing for Oscar

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Four Czech filmmakers will compete for an Oscar at the upcoming 95th Academy Awards. They have been shortlisted for Netflix’s World War I drama All Quiet on the Western Front. The first-ever German-language adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s famous novel won nine Oscar nominations, including top categories best picture and best international feature.

Edward Berger’s powerful adaptation of Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, first published in Germany in 1929, premiered at the International Film festival in Toronto last September and was launched internationally on the Netflix streaming platform a month later.

The drama, following the story of an ordinary German front line soldier in the trenches, evolves mainly in France. However, most of the filming actually took place in various locations in and outside of Prague.

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Authors: Ruth Fraňková, Martin Hrnčíř