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
The film is dedicated to Sam Mendes' grandfather, a Lance Corporal in The Kings Royal Rifle Corps during The Great War. The Kings Royal Rifle Corps merged with The Royal Green Jackets in 1966, then merged with other "Red Coat" regiments to form The Rifles in 2007. See more »
The British medical station is above ground and too close to the front lines. It is well within range of German artillery. Normally, such large open-air stations would be miles behind the front lines. Smaller, underground aid stations would give first aid to the wounded. Then they would move to the larger medical stations. Similarly, German artillery pieces would never be sited just behind the front lines as shown, but several miles back. 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 »