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1917 (2019)

R | | Drama, War | 10 January 2020 (USA)
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April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

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Sam Mendes
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Why '1917' Had to Be One Shot

The director, writer, and cast of 1917 take us behind the scenes to reveal the inspirations for the World War I epic and explain why it was important to film it as one shot.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Lance Corporal Blake
George MacKay ... Lance Corporal Schofield
Daniel Mays ... Sergeant Sanders
Colin Firth ... General Erinmore
Pip Carter ... Lieutenant Gordon
Andy Apollo ... Sergeant Miller
Paul Tinto ... NCO Baker
Josef Davies Josef Davies ... Private Stokes
Billy Postlethwaite ... NCO Harvey
Gabriel Akuwudike ... Private Buchanan
Andrew Scott ... Lieutenant Leslie
Spike Leighton ... Private Kilgour
Robert Maaser ... German Pilot
Gerran Howell ... Private Parry
Adam Hugill Adam Hugill ... Private Atkins
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Storyline

April 1917, the Western Front. Two British soldiers are sent to deliver an urgent message to an isolated regiment. If the message is not received in time the regiment will walk into a trap and be massacred. To get to the regiment they will need to cross through enemy territory. Time is of the essence and the journey will be fraught with danger. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Time is the enemy.

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | India | Spain | Canada

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1917 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$576,216, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$159,227,644

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,027,644
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The British soldiers routinely refer to the German soldiers as Boche or Huns. Boche originated from the French slang caboche, meaning 'rascal'. The term 'Hun' originated with the ruthless reputation the German soldiers got because of the harsh way they dealt with enemy soldiers and civilians alike. Other used terms were Fritz and Jerry though they didn't become popular until WWII. See more »

Goofs

When the corporals enter the first German trench they find a bucket of hot embers prompting one to say to the other, "They [the Germans] are not long gone", implying it has been a matter of hours. However, embers in a bucket like that shown can stay hot for 3 or 4 days as they are insulated by the covering ash. See more »

Quotes

Lance Corporal Blake: Sir, the General is sure the enemy have withdrawn. There are aerials of the new line...
Lieutenant Leslie: Shut up. We've fought and died over every inch of this fucking place, now they suddenly give us miles? It's a trap.
[Leans in to Schofield]
Lieutenant Leslie: But, chin up. There's a medal in it for sure. Nothing like a scrap of ribbon to cheer up a widow.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are shortened and tinted blue. See more »

Alternate Versions

In India, the film received multiple verbal cuts in order to obtain a U/A classification. Also, two anti-smoking video disclaimers and a smoking kills caption were added. This version also features local partner credits at the beginning and an interval card after Schofield is hit. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Oscars (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Arranged by Craig Leon
Performed by Jos Slovick
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User Reviews

 
We're living in such wonderful times...
7 January 2020 | by diegosaysSee all my reviews

1917 is a poem. Is the most deep, impressive and realistic way of seeing what kinds of things happened in WWI. This movie made me leave the movies with tears in my eyes as if I have had a time travel experience to the World War I, and then waking up and realizing how wonderful are the times we are living in. 1917 is a must see movie for everyone.


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