April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
April 1917, the Western Front. Two British soldiers are sent to deliver an urgent message to an isolated regiment. If the message is not received in time the regiment will walk into a trap and be massacred. To get to the regiment they will need to cross through enemy territory. Time is of the essence and the journey will be fraught with danger.Written by
Director of photography Roger Deakins chose to shoot most of the film on an Arri Alexa LF digital format camera using several lens types, the first time he had used this particular camera in his long career. See more »
When the two soldiers finally reach the German entrenchments and find them abandoned, it appears as if the departing Germans swept and vacuumed the trenches upon their departure. No empty ammunition boxes, no waste, no paper, just cleanly swept and the retreating German army would certainly not have cleaned the area. See more »
The opening logos are shortened and tinted blue. See more »
The film's IMAX release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video. See more »
I Wanted to Hate This Hauntingly Beautiful Gift of a Movie
I sat in a packed yet silent theater this morning and watched, what I believe to be, the next Academy Award winner for the Best Picture. I'm not at all a fan of war movies but I am a fan of great movies....and 1917 is a great movie.
I have never been so mesmerized by set design and direction, the mass human emotion of this film is astonishingly captured and embedded magically in the audience. It keeps running through my mind...the poetry and beauty intertwined with the raw misery of war.
Treat yourself....see this movie!
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