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
According to DP Roger Deakins, over 90% of the film was shot with ARRI 40mm Signature Primes, the exceptions being a 47mm for the river scenes and a 35mm for the gym basement and tunnels. Using a pair of Alexa Mini LF prototypes for the first time, Deakins was delighted with the color sensitivity and ability to shoot interior night sequences, rated at 1600 ISO, without forfeiting image quality. The first bunker lit with what appears to be oil lamps, are actually prop lamps fitted with 50W electric bulbs dimmed down. See more »
At the very beginning of the movie while walking inside the trenches, Blake and Schofield pass a soldier carrying a rifle on his left shoulder. Even worse, they then meet Sergeant Sanders carrying his rifle in the same, incorrect way.
Any trained soldier would never make such a mistake. See more »
The opening logos are shortened and tinted blue. See more »
In India, the film received multiple verbal cuts in order to obtain a U/A classification. Also, two anti-smoking video disclaimers and a smoking kills caption were added. This version also features local partner credits at the beginning and an interval card after Schofield is hit. 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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