At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, were given the almost impossible task of crossing enemy territory to deliver a message to stop the attack. This task was given after an ambush in one of the battles after German troops retreated to the Hindenburg Line in Operation Alberich.
The warning was given in the hope of preventing the deaths of around 1,600 soldiers, one of them being Blake’s younger brother. Schofield and Blake have to go through many obstacles to complete the mission and survive the war. 1917 is a war drama film directed and written by Sam Mendes. Previously, he was known through Skyfall, Revolutionary Road, Specter, and American Beauty and he won an Oscar.
This movie has a mixture of casts from new and senior actresses, and of course, you probably know about Benedict Cumberbatch from his role as Doctor Strange in Marvel movies. Sam Mendes made 1917 because it was inspired by the story told by his grandfather, Alfred Mendes, who was a messenger during World War I.
Although this film was dedicated to his grandfather, 1917 was entirely a fictional story that he made with a writer named Krysty Wilson-Cairns.