April 6, 1917: The British planned an attack on the retreating Germans for the following morning in hopes of ending the First World War. But at British headquarters, you realize it’s not as easy as it seems. Because if the given orders are carried out, their own armed forces threaten to run into a trap set by the Germans. The lives of 1,600 soldiers are at stake.
In order to call off the attack, Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) are given the task of informing the commanders at the front about the new situation. Blake in particular has a great interest in the attack not taking place, since his own brother is among the potential victims. In a race against time, Blake and Schofield must navigate the no-man’s-land between the frontlines, with many dangers lurking in their path. Will they be able to deliver the message in time?
1917 completely captivates you in the cinema. With his war film, Oscar winner and Bond director Sam Mendes has shot an intense and restless race against time that is gripping for two hours. The staging, which is intended to suggest that everything was shot in one go, enhances the experience even more and pausing in the middle of such a film should be forbidden. 1917 is a must for all movie lovers!