January 2020Watch Trailer
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch
2019, USA, UK, 119 minutes, Digital, R
Language: English, French, GermanOpens 1/9
Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers — Blake’s own brother among them.
“The overall impact of 1917 is simply breathtaking, horrifying, appalling. It offers a compelling version of what a day in the war might have felt like for two soldiers.”
– Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
“The tale unfolds with considerable sensitivity, offering plenty of haunting images while capturing the chaos and fear of trench warfare – especially through the eyes of MacKay, in a genuine breakout performance.”
– Brian Lowry, CNN
“Tense, exhilarating and profoundly moving.”
– Caryn James, BBC