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Release date: January 10, 2020

1917 movie poster

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) and Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are stuck with 1,600 other British soldiers in the trenches of the Hindenburg Line on April 6, 1917.

Their superior, General Erinmore (Colin Firth), assigns them a challenging and dangerous task — to personally deliver a letter to Colonel Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch), commander of the 2nd battalion.

In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that could potentially stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers — one of them being Blake’s own brother.

Additional details

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 119 min

Director: Sam Mendes

Studio: Universal Pictures

Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Brian Oliver, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren

Screenplay: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Cast: George MacKay,Dean-Charles Chapman,Mark Strong,Andrew Scott,Richard Madden,Claire Duburcq,Colin Firth,Benedict Cumberbatch

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