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At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake 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.
1917 is a 2019 epic war film directed and produced by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The film stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is based in part on an account told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes. It chronicles the story of two young British soldiers during World War I in the spring of 1917 who were given a mission to deliver a message. It warns of an ambush during a skirmish soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich.
The project was officially announced in June 2018, with MacKay and Chapman signing on in October and the rest of the cast the following March. Filming took place from April through June 2019 in Scotland and England, with cinematographer Roger Deakins implementing the use of long takes to have the entire film appear as one continuous shot.
1917 was theatrically released in the United States and Canada on 25 December 2019 by Universal Pictures, and is scheduled to be in the United Kingdom on 10 January 2020, by eOne. It received positive reviews from critics. At the 77th Golden Globe Awards, it was nominated for three awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama.