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1917 Rated 15

1917

Dir. Sam Mendes. UK, 2019. 1h 59m. Starring George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers. Sam Mendes’s hard-hitting First World War drama takes us into trenches and onto the battlefield in an immersive work of sweeping scale. Winner of three Oscars and seven BAFTAs, including Best Film.

‘This phantasmagoric first world war nightmare from the British director is ambitious and unshakeable storytelling’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Sam Mendes delivers the film of his career…Two hours of amphetamine-rush cinema is both a monumental technical achievement and, instantly, an Oscar-night frontrunner.’ ★★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times