- UK / US
- 1h 57min
- Directed by: Sam Mendes
- Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch
- UK release: 10 January 2020
Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.
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Sam Mendes reveals cigarette lighter ruined 1917 scene10 Jan 2020
Sam Mendes has revealed a broken cigarette lighter ruined a scene in '1917'. Andrew Scott's one scene as Lieutenant Leslie in the war epic had to be entirely re-filmed because the prop failed to work. In an interview with the BBC, the movie's…
19176 Jan 2020
Sam Mendes is at the helm of an immersive and heartfelt but not entirely convincing WWI drama
Inspired by the wartime stories of his grandfather Alfred, Sam Mendes's film is clearly made with passion and sympathy for its subjects. George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman play Lance Corporals Schofield and Blake, two young Brits serving during WWI.
Krysty Wilson-Cairns thanks Sam Mendes for A-list 1917 casting6 Jan 2020
'1917' co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns admits it was an unbelievable privilege to get an "A-team" of actors for the World War I drama. Sam Mendes' war epic, which won the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director at the awards…
Sam Mendes found shooting 1917 unnerving5 Jan 2020
Sam Mendes admits that it was "unnerving" filming '1917' as a continuous take. The 2019 epic war movie – which stars Andrew Scott and Benedict Cumberbatch – was filmed using a single-take format and the director admits that it was a real challenge…
Mark Strong found it 'daunting' joining 1917 halfway through filming3 Jan 2020
Mark Strong found it "daunting" joining the production of '1917' halfway through filming. The 'Zero Dark Thirty' star plays Captain Smith in Sam Mendes' war epic and admitted it was challenging catching up as the movie was shot in a single-take…
Sam Mendes recalls 'gruelling' 1917 filming20 Dec 2019
Sam Mendes says filming '1917' was "gruelling at times", but the cast and crew kept going by thinking it "could not possibly have been as difficult as actually living it". The 54-year-old filmmaker's latest project tells the story of two young…
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