Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop their own men, and Blake's own brother, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Year: 2019

Director: Sam Mendes

Producers: Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Brian Oliver, Jayne-Ann Tenggren

Executive Producers: Ricardo Marco Budé, Irene Ramos

Writers: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Principal Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong

UK Release Date: 10 January 2020


At the height of the First World War during Spring 1917 in northern France, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are given a seemingly impossible mission to deliver a message which will warn of an ambush during one of the skirmishes soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich.

The two recruits race against time, crossing enemy territory to deliver the warning and keep a British battalion of 1,600 men, which includes Blake's own brother, from walking into a deadly trap. The pair must give their all to accomplish their mission by surviving the war to end all wars.

1917 is produced by DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, New Republic Pictures, Neal Street Productions, and Amblin Partners. The production shot on location in Govan, Glasgow.