Oscar-winning films that are actually remakes
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, starring Felix Kammerer and directed and co-written by Edward Berger, is based on the classic 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. Set during World War I, it follows the life of a young German soldier who enlists in the army with his friends. But the realities of war shatter his hopes of becoming a hero and he focuses on his own survival. However, the German-language film doesn’t hew exactly to Remarque’s novel. Instead, it deviates into political issues against the backdrop of the war. The film had success at the 95th Oscars even after its original – an American movie by the same name, starring Lew Ayres debuted in 1930 and won the Academy Award for best picture and best director.