1917 is a 2019 British war film directed by Sam Mendes.
The starring cast includes George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth, Claire Duburcq, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Mays, Pip Carter and others.
Universal Pictures on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 released the trailer:
1917 - Official Trailer .
On 6 April 1917, aerial reconnaissance has observed that the German army, which has pulled back from a sector of the Western Front in northern France, is not in retreat but has made a strategic withdrawal to the new Hindenburg Line, where they are waiting to overwhelm the British with artillery. In the British trenches, with field telephone lines cut, two young British Lance Corporals, William Schofield, a veteran of the Somme, and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are ordered by General Erinmore (Colin Firth) to carry a message to Colonel Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch) of the Second Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, calling off a scheduled attack the next morning that would jeopardise the lives of 1,600 men, including Blake's brother Lieutenant Joseph.
Schofield and Blake cross no man's land to reach the abandoned German trenches. In an underground barracks, they discover a tripwire set by the Germans, which is promptly triggered by a rat; the explosion almost kills Schofield, but Blake saves him, and the two escape. They arrive at an abandoned farmhouse, where a German plane is shot down in a dogfight with Allied aircraft. Schofield and Blake save the burned pilot, but the pilot stabs Blake and is shot dead by Schofield. Schofield comforts Blake as he dies, promising to complete the mission and to write to Blake's mother. Taking Blake's rings and dog tag, as well as Erinmore's letter, he is picked up by a passing British unit.
A destroyed canal bridge near Écoust-Saint-Mein prevents the British lorries from crossing, and Schofield chooses to part with them. He uses what is left of the bridge to cross alone, and comes under fire from a sniper. Exchanging shots, Schofield wounds the sniper and advances, whereupon he and the sniper shoot each other simultaneously; the sniper is killed, while Schofield is struck in the helmet and knocked out. He regains consciousness at night, and finds the town in flames. He discovers a French woman hiding with an infant. She treats his wounds, and he gives her his canned food and milk from the farm. Despite her pleas, Schofield leaves, after hearing the chimes of a nearby clock and realising that time is running out. Encountering German soldiers, he strangles one to death and escapes pursuit by jumping into a river. He is swept over a waterfall before reaching the riverbank. In the forest, he finds D Company of the 2nd Devons, which is in the last wave of the attack. As the company starts to move toward the front, Schofield tries to reach Colonel Mackenzie.
Here is the full cast and characters of 1917.
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, Latvia), on January 16, 2020 (Germany) and on February 6, 2020 (Hungary) by Entertainment One (United Kingdom), Universal Pictures (United States), Universal Studios, Mister Smith Entertainment, 01 Distribution, ACME, Andes Films, Aurum Films, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CGV Blitz, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Forum Film Slovakia, Hopscotch Entertainment, Hopscotch Films, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Italia Films, Lenta, Leone Film Group, Meloman, Monolith Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Nordisk Film Distribution, Norsk Filmdistribusjon, Odeon, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Reliance Distribution, Sam Film, Times Media Films, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), United King Films, Universal Pictures Argentina, Universal Pictures Canada, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Universal Pictures do Brazil, Vertical Entertainment, WW Entertainment, Westec Media Limited and Intercontinental Video.
The duration of the film is 119 minutes. With a budget of $90 - 100 million, the film grossed over $384.9 million.
The film 1917 is rated with "R" rating.
1917 got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 89/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about 1917 you can get at:
Official website: 1917.movie
Wikipedia: 1917 (2019 film)