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‘1917’ - A World War I epic directed by Sam Mendes and starring George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman. Can two soldiers cross enemy lines to deliver a message that will save lives?

Release date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
Distributor:Empire EntertainmentEmpire Entertainment
Studio:Empire Entertainment distributes own acquisitionIndie by Empire
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At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, 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.

Genre: War, Drama, Epic
Cast: George MacKay, Richard Madden
Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Screenplay: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Music: Thomas Newman
Produced by: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall, Brian Oliver
Language: English
Country / Year: USA, UK,  2020

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Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. 1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (Rocketman, Black Swan). The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally.