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
This is Universal Pictures' second film to be specially formatted for IMAX, in the expanded aspect ratio of 1.90:1, since Oblivion (2013) (flashback sequences were letterboxed in 2.39:1). It's Sam Mendes' second film to be specially formatted for IMAX since Skyfall (2012), which was also shot by Roger Deakins. See more »
When Schofield leaves the truck at Écoust due to the bridge being out, he's told that the nearest intact bridge is 6 miles. When he is later going down-river, an intact bridge can be seen in the background.
However, the first crossing was of a canal, while after running around/across the village it may be a different river he is reaching. 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 »
This film is overwhelming. I have nothing further to add, other than the compelling need for eternal remembrance to those who sacrificed their lives in any way, we can not fathom. We, citizens of any country, today, should feel ourselves lucky and blessed to exist. A Happy New Year to all. George from Hellas. NB: do not give it a second thought; watch it; even if this genre is not your cup of tea. After all, it is much more than a feature film. It's a massive dedication to unselfishness. Do yourself a favour and watch it. And then watch it once more.
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