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‘1917’ is an action-packed movie that centres around two soldiers (Schofield and Blake), who are given an impossible task during World War I – to make their way through enemy territory and deliver a message that would save the lives of 1600 men. An amalgamation of powerful dialogues, entrancing storyline, and amazing characters - ‘1917’ will keep you on the edge of your seat. The performances of the two lead actors George Mackay and Dean-Charles Chapman is riveting. Everything about Sam Mendes’s movie will leave you astonished. Besides George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, the movie also stars Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth. Directed by Sam Mendes, this war film has bagged several prominent awards at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA. 

1917 Details


Sam Mendes


Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Brian Oliver, Callum McDougall, and Jayne-Ann Tenggren


Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns


War Drama



Know more about the cast of 1917

George MacKay

Lance Corporal Schofield

Dean-Charles Chapman

Lance Corporal Blake

Benedict Cumberbatch

Colonel Mackenzie

Richard Madden

Lieutenant Joseph Blake

Mark Strong

Captain Smith

1917 Plot

Directed by award-winning director, Sam Mendes, ‘1917’ is a technical marvel inspired by a story from Mendes’s grandfather, who fought in World War I. ‘1917’ movie story revolves around two young British soldiers, who are ordered to enter the enemy territory and deliver a message that would save the lives of their fellow soldiers. If the message is not sent on time, the regiment will walk straight into a death trap. 

On 6th April 2017, British aerial intelligence finds out that the German army has launched Operation Alberich near Hindenburg Line. The two young British soldiers, Lance Corporal Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Lance Corporal Will Schofield (George MacKay) are ordered by General Erinmore (Colin Firth) to deliver a message to Colonel Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch), leader of the second battalion of another regiment. 

The message is to call off the planned attack that may put the life of 1,600 people at risk, including Blake’s own brother. To enter into the regiment, Blake and Schofield will have to cross enemy territory. ‘1917’ movie showcases the act of bravery and extraordinary courage by the two soldiers. 

‘1917’ film boasts of superbly written dialogues, gut-wrenching scenes, and a compelling story. With Dean-Charles Chapman and George Mackay as chief protagonists, ‘1917’ casts some supremely talented actors including Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth. ‘1917’ is considered as one of the best war movies ever. In fact, ‘1917’ war movie has also won several awards including 10 nominations and 3 wins at the 92nd Academy Awards, 7 BAFTA Film Awards, and 2 Golden Globes.

‘1917’ war movie is truly a masterpiece. If you are addicted to impactful, impressive war movies, then ‘’1917’’ is surely a delightful watch. You can watch this engrossing movie anywhere, anytime, only on SonyLIV.

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