Apocalypse - World War I

New Release

Plot Summary

In 1914 the world entered into a period of unimaginable conflict and suffering. How did such a cruel and far-reaching conflict occur? How did humankind endure this atrocity for four long years? Could the sacrifice of an entire generation have been avoided? Produced using over 500 hours of archival footage, and now completely colorized, the series Apocalypse WWI takes a strategic and global approach to address these fundamental questions. The story brings us to the heart of battle, to trenches and fronts in various countries, as well as to the everyday life of civilians behind the lines. The narration brings to life the memories and the experiences of these men and women, and helps us better understand and feel how yesterday’s world was driven to apocalypse.


François Arnaud
Mathieu Kassovitz