Westfront 1918

Bavaria Film (1930)
Drama, War, Romance, Foreign
Germany | German | Black/White | 1h 15min

A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily terror fills their lives as the attacks on and from the French army ebb and flow. One of the men, Karl, goes home on leave only to discover the degradation forced on his family by wartime poverty. He returns to the lines in time to face an enormous attack by French tanks.

Cast View all

Fritz Kampers Der Bayer - The Bavarian
Gustav Diessl Karl
Hans-Joachim Moebis Der Student
Claus Clausen Der Leutnant - The Lieutenant
Jackie Monnier Yvette - Die Französin
Hanna Hoessrich Karls Wife
Else Heller Karls Mother
Carl Balhaus Butcher
Aribert Mog Undetermined Role
Gustav Püttjer Hamburger

Crew View all

Director G.W. Pabst
Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Writer Ernst Johannsen, Peter Martin Lampel, Ladislaus Vajda
Producer Seymour Nebenzal
Photography Fritz Arno Wagner, Charles Métain
Musician Alexander Laszlo


Barcode Format Region Released Edition
715515209113 Blu-ray Disc 1, A Jan 30, 2018 Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Edition
5060000702644 Blu-ray Disc
715515209212 DVD 1 Jan 30, 2018
743213659190 DVD Sep 04, 2006
042995613636 VHS