1917 is a 2019 epic war movie that is directed and produced by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay for this movie alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The filming for the movie began on 1 April 2019 and it continued through June 2019. The filming for the movie happened in various places some of which are Wiltshire, Hankley Common, and Govan, Scotland, as well as Shepperton Studios.
One of the most interesting things about the movie is that it has long takes and elaborately choreographed moving camera shots to give the effect of one continuous take. The movie was released for the United States on 25 December 2019 by Universal Pictures, and in the United Kingdom, it will be releasing on 10 January 2020, by eOne. So far the reception of the movie is pretty good and many critics have praised the film.
The plot of the movie revolves around Schofield and Blake, two young British soldiers during the First World War, are given a seemingly impossible mission. With time against them, they must deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake’s own brother, walking straight into a deadly trap.
The cast of movie us pretty good it consists of Dean-Charles Chapman as Lance Corporal Blake, George MacKay as Lance Corporal Schofield, Mark Strong as Captain Smith, Andrew Scott as Lieutenant Leslie, Richard Madden as Lieutenant Blake, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth as General Erinmore, Benedict Cumberbatch as Colonel Mackenzie, Daniel Mays as Sergeant Sanders, Adrian Scarborough as Major Hepburn, Jamie Parker as Lieutenant Richards, Elliot Baxter as Private Singer, Nabhaan Rizwan, Daniel McMillon, George Verrall, Jamie Vaughan and lastly Michael Cornelius as Private Cornelius.