1917 is a 2019 epic war film directed by Sam Mendes.
Universal Pictures on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 released the trailer:
1917 - Official Trailer .
During the First World War in April 1917, the German army has pulled back from a sector of the Western Front in the north of France. General Erinmore briefs two young British soldiers, Blake and Schofield. Aerial reconnaissance has spotted that the Germans are not in retreat but have made a tactical withdrawal to their new Hindenburg Line, where they are waiting to overwhelm the attacking British with artillery. With field telephone lines cut, Blake and Schofield are ordered to hand-deliver a message to the Second Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, calling off their planned attack, which might cost the lives of 1,600 men including Blake's brother Joseph. Schofield and Blake cross no man's land and reach the abandoned German trenches. These turn out to contain tripwires, which a rat triggers. The ensuing explosion almost kills Schofield, but Blake digs him out. They arrive at an abandoned farmhouse, where they witness a dogfight. The German plane plunges into the farm and Schofield and Blake attempt to save the burned pilot. Schofield proposes to mercy kill him, but Blake has Schofield fetch water for the pilot. The pilot stabs Blake and is shot dead by Schofield, who comforts Blake as he dies, promising to complete the mission. Schofield is picked up by a passing British unit. A destroyed bridge near the bombed-out village, Écoust-Saint-Mein, prevents lorries from crossing, so Schofield crosses alone on the remnants of the bridge. This draws an attack by a German sniper across the river. Schofield tracks down and kills the sniper, only to be knocked out by a ricocheting bullet.
The film 1917 was scheduled to be released on December 4, 2019 (London), on December 25, 2019 (United States), on January 9, 2020 (Netherlands), on January 10, 2020 (United Kingdom, Turkey) and on January 16, 2020 (Germany) by Universal Pictures (United States), eOne (United Kingdom), Reliance Entertainment (India), Universal Studios, 01 Distribution, Blitz, Entertainment One, Forum Film Slovakia, Golden Village, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Monolith Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and WW Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 119 minutes. With a budget of $90 million, the film grossed over $84.7 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
1917 got high rating from critics.
Official website: 1917.movie
Wikipedia: 1917 (2019 film)