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 own brother among them.

Since the release of the movie in December, 1917 has received 92 awards and 144 nominations including 10 nominations at the Oscars 2020.

Let's see a brief trailer below:

interesting facts shows that Over 5,200 feet of trenches were dug for the film (just under one mile). It took 6 months for the actors to rehearse the movie before shooting started.

Mendes says his grandfather Alfred, who entered WWI in 1916 as a 17-year-old, did indeed carry messages through no-man's land, as per the mission in this film. His advantage was that he was only 5'4" tall, and was often hidden by the battleground's winter mist that usually hung as high as 6 feet.

And after soldiering for two years in the muddy trenches, grandfather Alfred had a lifelong habit of constantly washing his hands. Yet, he never talked about his wartime experience until he was in his 70s.

Based on Originality JonesDozi rates 8.0/10

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