Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) 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 brother among them.
"1917" is a modern war classic and one of the best movies of the year. - New York Post
★★★★★ Sam Mendes's 1917 is an amazingly audacious film; as exciting as a heist movie, disturbing as a sci-fi nightmare. - Guardian
★★★★★ 'Once Upon a Time on the Western Front', as you could subtitle Sam Mendes's nerve-fraying rollercoaster of a war movie, is a simple men-on-a-mission dressed up with all the technical bells and whistles at the director's disposal. - Time Out
WINNER 2 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins); Best Visual Effects
WINNER 7 BAFTA Awards: incl. Best Film, Best Director and Outstanding British film.
Producers Guild of America award (PGA): Best Picture
2 Golden Globe Awards: Winner - BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA; Winner - BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE Sam Mendes