BBFC 15 Certificate

(2019) 119 mins

Director: Sam Mendes
Writer: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Production Design: Dennis Gassner
Music: Thomas Newman



At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

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Mendes, working with young screenwriter Kyrsty Wilson-Cairns, should be lauded for his boldness; there may be some initial structural issues, but the film does not fall short in its audacity, or in its honour of the 40 million who lost their lives in this futile fight.”  Screen Daily

Almost everything you’ve ever seen in a war film is here. But never quite like this. It is very much a stylistic exercise, but if you’re going to do that, you have to really go for it. And 1917 really, really goes for it.”  Empire

“This phantasmagoric first world war nightmare from the British director is ambitious and unshakeable storytelling.”  The Guardian



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