Offering an experience of the First World War like no other, Sam Mendes (Skyfall) retells a true episode from the Great War in this supremely immersive race against the clock.
Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay) are picked to deliver a message across enemy lines. If they fail to arrive on time, hundreds of troops are heading for certain massacre. Told as one continuous shot, we follow them as they cross No Man’s Land, facing attack from German troops and uncovering the horrific remnants of war.
Authentic and seamless in its period detail, yet driven by cutting-edge filmmaking, 1917 stands side-by-side with Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk for its filmmaking ambition, nerve-shredding tension and superb set pieces.
With an all-star supporting cast (Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott and Mark Strong), this is a major technical achievement that serves an emotional telling of the experience of frontline soldiers.