A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Cast and crew
Erich Maria Remarque
My memory of this film goeas back more than fifty years, yet it is burned indelbily into my mind.It involves a love story set in the indescrible horror of war. It is a scathing inictment of the Nazi regime in Germany. The indictgment is drawn from vignettes of courage, comradship, irony, hope and hopeleness, duplicity, raging anger, the longing for life and in the end, tragedy.Front lines scene depict the Russian front. Scenes in Germany could have been any city devastated by the war. The film did not become a bloickbuster. Perhaps people do not like to look reality in the face. If one wants an inisght into the horror of war, it will be impossilbe to find a more honest of the subject.