As of this week, a Belgian war film is launching on Netflix that is thematically similar to the successful series All the Light We Don’t See – and yet completely different.
The war series Alles Licht, das wir nicht sehen was the most streamed Netflix series in Germany for a long time in 2023. It was about a German soldier and a blind French woman during the Second World War. In a new Netflix war movie, however, the two protagonists find themselves between the fronts instead of on opposite sides.
You can now stream the new war film Weil der Mensch erbärmlich ist on Netflix
Belgian police in the service of the Nazis: That’s what Weil der Mensch erbärmlich ist
During the Second World War, the Belgian city of Antwerp is also occupied. The local civil servants are forced to continue doing their job in accordance with the Nazis. This included the deportation of the Jewish population. The two young police officers Wilfried Wils (Stef Aerts) and Lode Metdepenningen (Matteo Simoni) reluctantly follow the orders of the occupying power.
At the same time, they secretly support the resistance and try to rescue refugees. Time and again, they find themselves caught between the fronts, caught between their moral convictions and their own survival.
After All the Light We Can’t See: Netflix takes another look at the Second World War
In the series All the Light We Don’t See, the main characters are on different sides of the Second World War. In contrast, the main characters in Weil der Mensch erbärmlich ist are in the same situation
This creates a different moral dilemma, one that becomes much more personal and life-threatening. After all, the Belgian policemen are not German soldiers, as was the case in the previous series.