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All Quiet On The Western Front director Ed Berger reveals the crew cried filming war scenes

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ALISON BOSHOFF: All Quiet On The Western Front director Ed Berger reveals the crew were reduced to tears filming harrowing war scenes

Audiences have found the ‘crater scene’ in All Quiet On The Western Front gruelling — and director Ed Berger reveals that it reduced a number of the crew to tears, too.

Berger said that his British cinematographer wept in the course of the 4 days it took to film the scene, through which Paul Baumer (Felix Kammerer) encounters a wounded French soldier during trench warfare in World War I.

‘I began hearing a noise,’ Berger said. ‘Eventually, I realised that Danny, my cinematographer, was crying. 

‘He had been brought up by his grandfather, who himself grew up during World War II, hating the Germans. 

‘But in some way, watching this, Danny had a robust realisation that we’re all the identical.’

Moving: All Quiet On The Western Front director Ed Berger has revealed the crew were reduced to tears while filming the harrowing war scenes

Netflix’s All Quiet On The Western Front is a 2022 epic anti-war film based on the 1929 novel of the identical name by Erich Maria Remarque.  

Star Felix Kammerer recently revealed he was thrilled when he discovered the German war film received 14 BAFTA nominations. 

With its impressive stack of nods, the critically-acclaimed film equalled a record for the non-English language film holding probably the most nominations in BAFTA’s history. 

It has since gone on to turn into an Oscar frontrunner as well, earning nine Academy Award nominations.  

The Austrian actor, who plays German soldier Paul Bäumer, reacted to the amazing news on Instagram.

Felix penned: ‘Thanks BAFTA!!! That is amazing! Congratulations to the perfect director @eeedwardberger, probably the most wonderful @lisychristl29a and amazing @h.merker and in fact to my partner in crime @albrecht.schuch and the entire fanatastic team of this movie. See you in London.’ 

Amongst its 14 nominations, All Quiet On The Western Front received nods for Best Film, casting, costume design, editing and cinematography.

Albrecht Schuch has also been nominated for Best Supporting Actor while Edward Berger was recognised for Best Director.

One to watch: Netflix's All Quiet On The Western Front is a 2022 epic anti-war film based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque

One to look at: Netflix’s All Quiet On The Western Front is a 2022 epic anti-war film based on the 1929 novel of the identical name by Erich Maria Remarque

It was also nominated within the Film Not In English Language category, where it’s up against the likes of Corsage, Decision To Leave, The Quiet Girl and Argentina, 1985.

Its other nods were for make-up and hair, original rating, production design, special visual effects, sound and for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Meanwhile, Germany’s submission to the Academy Awards, earned not only recognition within the Best International Film category but a complete of nine Oscar nominations overall. 

Those nods include Best Picture, in addition to Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Original Rating, Visual Effects, Sound, Makeup & Hairstyling, and Production Design. 

Delighted: Star Felix Kammerer recently revealed he was thrilled when he discovered the German war film received 14 BAFTA nominations

Delighted: Star Felix Kammerer recently revealed he was thrilled when he discovered the German war film received 14 BAFTA nominations

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