Taglines: Time is the enemy.
The dramatic film is dedicated to just one of the countless days of the First World War, as seen by two young British guys who decided to sign up as Military volunteer.
They have to survive several grand battles, take part in truly bloody and terrible battles and watch the deaths of their fellow soldiers, thoughtlessly following the orders of their commanders. Two charismatic, fearless, but completely inexperienced soldiers who wanted to defend a great power from the enemy are shocked by the shelling of enemy artillery, squeezing into the mud of trenches, and help to drag out the mutilated bodies of comrades who received dangerous injuries or lost limbs.
When there is silence for a short time, the young men, lying in the middle of a huge field, loosened by deep craters from the explosions, do everything possible to forget about the horror that is happening around. They recall wonderful pictures of peace from the past, which now seems distant, the images of beloved girls and the tearful eyes of a father and mother who do not believe in the return of their sons. Will the yesterday’s boys be able to withstand the difficult trials and severe hopelessness that fell to their lot, and understand for the sake of whose ideas they risk their own lives?
April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
April 1917, the Western Front. Two British soldiers are sent to deliver an urgent message to an isolated regiment. If the message is not received in time the regiment will walk into a trap and be massacred. To get to the regiment they will need to cross through enemy territory. Time is of the essence and the journey will be fraught with danger.
Creators: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Director: Sam Mendes,
Star Cast: Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Daniel Mays, Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Mark Strong, Richard Madden
Producer (s): Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Sam Mendes,
Cinematographer: Roger Deakins
Production House: DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, New Republic Pictures
Music: Thomas Newman
Original network / Official Sites: iMax, Mister Smith Entertainment
Release Year: 10 January 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 119 min
Genres: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada, China
Language: English, French, German