Hard-hitting, immersive, and an impressive technical achievement, 1917 captures the trench warfare of World War I with raw, startling immediacy.
Blake and Schofield, two young British soldiers, 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.
Directed by Sam Mendes and nominated for 10 Oscars this year.
“nerve-fraying rollercoaster of a war movie” Time Out
“wildly cinematic, a movie that makes you feel the breath of mortality on your neck” Financial Times