1917 is an American-British 2019 epic war movie directed and produced by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The movie stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The movie is based by a story told to Mendes by his grandfather, Alfred Mendes. It is about two young British soldiers during World War I in the spring of 1917 who were given a mission to deliver a message. It warns of an ambush after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich.
It was released on 25 December 2019 by Universal Pictures, to strong positive reviews.
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- Simon, Scott. ""It Was Part Of Me": Director Sam Mendes On The Family History In '1917'". www.ktep.org. Retrieved 25 December 2019.