A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.


Peter Jackson
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Thomas Adlam Thomas Adlam ... Self - Bedfordshire Regiment (voice) (as Capt Thomas Adlam VC)
William Argent William Argent ... Self - Royal Naval Air Service (voice) (as LM William Argent)
John Ashby John Ashby ... Self - The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) (voice) (as Cpl John Ashby)
Attwood Attwood ... Self - British Army (voice) (as Cpl Attwood)
Walter Aust Walter Aust ... Self - East Yorkshire Regiment (voice) (as Pte Walter Aust)
Donald Bain Donald Bain ... Self - Seaforth Highlanders (voice) (as Pte Donald Bain)
Thomas Baker Thomas Baker ... Self - Chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division (voice) (as Pte Thomas Baker)
George Banton George Banton ... Self - 50th Division Headquarters (voice) (as Sig George Banton)
Walter Becklake Walter Becklake ... Self - Northhampyonshire Yeomanry (voice) (as L Cpl Walter Becklake MM)
Arthur Beeton Arthur Beeton ... Self - Royal Navy Air Service (voice) (as POM Arthur Beeton)
Robert Bell Robert Bell ... Self - British Army (voice) (as Mr Robert Bell)
William Benham William Benham ... Self - Hawke Battalion, Royal Navy Division (voice) (as Sub Lt William Benham)
Joseph Biglin Joseph Biglin ... Self - Durham Light Infantry (voice) (as Pte Joseph Biglin)
Edwin Bigwood Edwin Bigwood ... Self - Worcestershire Regiment (voice) (as Pte Edwin Bigwood)
Horace Birks Horace Birks ... Self - Tanks Corps (voice) (as Capt Horace Birks)


Through ground breaking computer restoration technology, filmmaker Peter Jackson's team creates a moving real-to-life depiction of the WWI, as never seen before in restored, vivid colorizing & retiming of the film frames, in order to honor those who fought and more accurately depict this historical moment in world history. Written by Curtis Medina

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A ground-breaking documentary directed and produced by Peter Jackson. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing war images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Peter Jackson decided not to use narration as one might expect for such a documentary. Instead, he wanted audiences to hear the voices of real soldiers who experienced the conflict first hand. See more »


Several shots of tanks appear in the film, both Mark V (Mark Five) and Mark V* (Mark Five Star). They have been colourised green. In reality, tanks of these types were painted "a neutral brown colour". See the article by the British Tank Museum which states that. "Surrendering to the inevitable, towards the end of 1916 it was ordered that the tanks should be painted in a 'neutral brown colour' all over." These tanks entered service in 1918, and were factory-painted brown. See more »


Soldier: [waving at camera] Hi, mum.
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Crazy Credits

"Filmed on location on the Western Front, 1914 to 1918" See more »


If You Want to Find
Traditional Trench Song
Performed by Plan 9 and Hamish McKeich
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Prepare yourself.
12 November 2018 | by mikeatfodSee all my reviews

Utterly haunting movie of life on the western front in WW1. Peter Jackson has thrown some serious computer firepower to bring these soldiers back to life.You will have never seen anything quite like this before.Breathtaking in many parts!

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Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Shall Not Grow Old See more »

Filming Locations:

Canakkale, Turkey See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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