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1917 (2019)

R | | Drama, War | 10 January 2020 (USA)
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Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers' brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Director:

Sam Mendes

Why '1917' Had to Be One Shot

The director, writer, and cast of 1917 take us behind the scenes to reveal the inspirations for the World War I epic and explain why it was important to film it as one shot.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Lance Corporal Blake
George MacKay ... Lance Corporal Schofield
Daniel Mays ... Sergeant Sanders
Colin Firth ... General Erinmore
Pip Carter ... Lieutenant Gordon
Andy Apollo ... Sergeant Miller
Paul Tinto ... NCO Baker
Josef Davies Josef Davies ... Private Stokes
Billy Postlethwaite ... NCO Harvey
Gabriel Akuwudike ... Private Buchanan
Andrew Scott ... Lieutenant Leslie
Spike Leighton ... Private Kilgour
Robert Maaser ... German Pilot
Gerran Howell ... Private Parry
Adam Hugill Adam Hugill ... Private Atkins
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Storyline

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 grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Time is the enemy.

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1917 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$576,216, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$103,999,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,399,889
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital (Dolby Amots+Vision)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Referring especially to one major scene, Mendes has joked that "no rats were harmed in the making of his film...The rats, are in a way, the residents of the land. It's the humans who are passing through. And rats aside, I mean, the fact that this retreat happens in the spring of 1917 meant that we could make another personality in the movie, another character in the movie." See more »

Goofs

When Lance Corporal Blake is bleeding out you can see his face is turning pale - but not his hands. See more »

Quotes

Colonel MacKenzie: I hoped today might be a good day. Hope is a dangerous thing. That's it for now, then next week, Command will send a different message. Attack at dawn. There is only one way this war ends. Last man standing.
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Crazy Credits

For Lance Corporal Alfred H. Mendes 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. who told us the stories See more »


Soundtracks

I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Arranged by Craig Leon
Performed by Jos Slovick
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My favorite movie of 2019
5 December 2019 | by fvj2199See all my reviews

I saw a preview screening about two hours ago and I am still in shock. This is the best war movie I have seen in a decade. The shots Mendes uses and what he demands of his actors is nothing short of incredible. If you get a chance this will probably be the last must see movie of 2019. I will be seeing this again on release.


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