At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) 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.
Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917 opting for a one-shot approach adding intensity and realism to the gripping story. Mendes wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful).
Produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures.