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1917 is a movie starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, and Daniel Mays. 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...

Other Titles
Taistelulähetit - 1917, 1917: Speranță și moarte, Χίλια Εννιακόσια Δεκαεπτά, 1917 命をかけた伝令
Running Time
1 hours 59 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Drama, War
Sam Mendes
Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Sam Mendes
Colin Firth, George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Daniel Mays
USA, India, UK, Spain, Canada
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

British trenches somewhere in France. World war has been going on for the third year, heroic illusions have dissipated; general mood - boredom and fatigue. Stuff the belly, sleep, return home to Christmas Eve. On another quiet day, when nothing happens, two young soldiers, Blake and Schofield, are summoned to the general, who instructs them to send an important message to Colonel MacKenzie in the Second Devonshire Battalion, whose telephone connection was cut off by the enemy.

Comments about drama «1917» (14)

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Sean S.

I have been a lifelong admirer of Peter Weir's work, from my humble beginnings in early English class at the Edinburgh Academy of Music & Drama, up to my present day work at the BBC. While this film is not as successful as I hoped it would be, I must say that it did really improve my appreciation of Weir's work. The technical aspects of the film are outstanding, and all in all, a very rewarding experience. The only thing I would say is that this film should have had a much better script. However, this film is best appreciated when viewed on the big screen, preferably one with a magnifying glass and a proper set. Otherwise, do yourself a favor, and just watch it on television. Though the CG technology has advanced significantly in recent years, still, that technology is far from what you will see on this film. My opinion: do not miss this film. Buy the video if you can. But if you don't want to spend money on the movie, then do not go to the theater.

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Robert Ryan

I have seen this movie many times over the years and every time I do I appreciate it more. I like it because of its realism. There is no music and I don't think you could get the feeling of the war with just a few words. Also, the movie is not about the war but more about the people and how they feel about it. The movie is very well-done and you can feel the emotions of the people. The movie has a great cast and is very well-made. The actors give great performances. I really liked it because I know how it felt. I don't know if it is true but there were only about 4 or 5 of us who stayed in the theater after the movie ended. So the film is a very good movie. I also like it because it is based on true events.

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Donna D.

I have to say that I've been a fan of Douglas Adams for about twenty-five years. In that time, I haven't read a single book by him and don't plan to. That's probably one reason why I thought this was the best Adams book I have ever read. I was happy to find this when it came out. I wanted to see a movie based on this book. I watched it recently and I was very disappointed. The story is terribly disconnected from the book. There are lots of changes that the movie makers could have made to bring the story to a better state. I can't say I hated the movie. On the contrary, I liked the movie very much. It has its moments of greatness. It was definitely enjoyable to watch but it was a big disappointment. I would recommend this movie to anyone who hasn't read the book and to anyone who hasn't read it. One more thing. The 3-D movie doesn't have special effects. Douglas Adams had to have special effects. I think it is amazing that the movie doesn't have special effects. It looks very real and it really looks like an actual picture of the book. If anyone is interested in seeing this movie, go to the Video store and rent it. It is worth it.

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World War One is one of the most horrific experiences of history. And to know that it is almost forgotten, is to let down our American governments. This film is as much a masterpiece of cinema as any film ever produced. It is so long that it would not have been possible to finish it in 90 minutes and still be able to tell a compelling story. It is a unique film, a rare example of what the average American would have taken to be a great war film if it had been released in the 70's. Few American films have been as important or influential, and few films have been made to a greater extent than this. Most films have not been made to a greater extent, and most American films have not been made so well as this. The great value of this film is in its artistic standards. In this case, the quality of the film is almost art. It is the best film ever made about war, and has been recommended by many to anyone with an interest in this subject. This film will be remembered as one of the greatest, and one of the best films ever made.

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Christopher Mendez

I just came across this movie tonight and I've been wanting to see it for a long time. I love World War II movies, and this is one of the best. It is extremely well shot and never loses focus. If you like this movie, please check out "The Seventh Day" also about the Holocaust. This movie was on my all time top ten list.

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Julie Contreras

Excellent film which documents how the war in World War 1 affected the lives of civilians living in Russia. The portrayal of Russian soldiers is exemplary, with the inclusion of some very well-chosen quotations from Russian officers. I am not sure I have ever seen so much brutal, harsh language towards Russian soldiers. This is a film you will enjoy watching, regardless of your nationality. The war is not portrayed as a battle between two sides, or even between troops, but rather as a battle for survival of a civilian population, and that is what this film focuses on. It's worth watching just for the 'wars' and the 'scenes' that emerge from the war. What does it take to survive in war? The film doesn't just bring out a warm feeling towards the Russians, but also a sense of compassion towards the civilian population. This film has to be one of the best films I have ever seen, and for a film with so little to do, it deserves to be one of the best.

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BONNIE AND CLYDE WERE HORRENDOUS! For a movie that has nothing at all to do with war, it is more likely to have fun than gore or historical inaccuracy. At times the camera cut to an on screen romance between the two main characters that must have been very difficult to film. Despite some small problems, it was simply one of the best movies I have ever seen! It was great for a while, then it was boring. The plot was just a little to silly. A whole new direction to go with the war drama. And they could have used more scenes with the battles. It would have been an epic, like the best war movies from the 1930s. But they didn't do it. They didn't even do any actual battles. And then we get to the second half of the movie, and it is just completely boring! They added all these romance scenes that I don't understand why people keep bringing up, they just don't work! I think we've seen the best war movie from the 1940s! I have never seen such a bad war movie in my life! There wasn't a single battle scene that was pretty. I could have done without all the love scenes. When the movie was over, I wanted to tell people how great it was. But I wasn't able to. And that's a real shame. After seeing this movie, I will definitely remember this movie for a long time. It was wonderful, but at times it was just dull.

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This is a fascinating, disturbing and powerful film, and it's worth seeing many times over. My friend and I were shocked by the lines "The worst crime of all is that you think it's not your responsibility" and "The way I see it is that you're the devil's spawn." I was appalled by those lines, and still am, all these years later. The film is beautifully photographed, edited, and acted. The camera work is fantastic, as is the composition of the shots. I think the best scenes are taken with the camera in the rooms, where the shadows come from around the characters, making the actors and scenery all the more real. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to get all these shots in the same day, and still be able to make them look like an art-form. I was impressed with the way they showed the "nature vs. nurture" battle, but it did take awhile to get there. There's also the sequence of scenes where the characters are taken into the confessional. The scene in the parsonage, the room in the mansion, the confession in the graveyard. This is one of the first films I ever saw in which I saw that all the characters had something to say. As I watched, I thought: "How could they be so helpless, and yet they could make a film about that?" I think this is a powerful and beautiful movie, because it's so real and touching. All of the characters are really real, and in their own way, vulnerable. It's a movie about people, but it's not about people. It's about a man and a woman who want to be free and see the world and all that is it's beauty, and they live their lives and live together. The film is really about life, and about what it is. There's really no conflict. In this film, there is only love, and one of the characters says that "I don't know which side of the line I'll be on." It's really about freedom, and about who you are. The dialogue is profound. Some of the lines in this film are so powerful that they stick with me, like, I can't imagine what was said, or even if it was said. I can't quite put my finger on what is going through my mind, but I can say that it's a film that has stayed with me.

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I'm an Australian but for some reason the film resonates strongly with me, even though I'm not a specific country. My grandfather came over as a refugee from the country. He was a man of impeccable moral integrity and a wonderful son and father. He was called John as a man who stood up for what he believed in, and was known for his honesty, his caring for the vulnerable. He was a good man, and he cared for the woman he loved. It was when he died that it all changed. He had it all, power, fame and wealth and was still alive. But he did not die happily, but with a little sense of loss. It was from that point forward, a terrible loss of the soul. And he died knowing, in his death, that he had loved a woman beyond all the splendour of wealth and power, a woman who was simple and simple-hearted, someone who only really cared about the food she had, and the company of friends, and the security of her home, and the safety of her children. That's what she gave him, and in return, he died with a sense of loss, and he died knowing that he was fulfilling the promise he had made to her. And that's what it means to die. If I had my time over again I would do something completely different. I would not be as generous with the money I had given my grandfather. I would keep my mouth shut and be as reserved as I could be, and I would do it with absolute honesty and valour. I would live with my grandfather and his wife and take my own life. But I wouldn't be doing what he did.

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At last! We've got a film, and a film that really does capture the spirit of the war. This is an amazing movie. Every aspect of the war was well done. The acting, the directing, the cinematography, the production design, everything was absolutely perfect. I just wish that it wasn't so super long. Although the movie was about 100 min, it should have been trimmed down to 60 min. There were so many details in this film that would have made it a complete story. At least give us more dialogue. I don't think that any one really knew what the war was about, what it was about or even who all the people were. The characters were all really well cast, even the Germans. I was just as surprised as anyone else to see the English actors playing German. German prisoners, German troops, German prisoners of war, German generals, German officers, German engineers. No one seemed to have a problem with it. All of these things were brought to life by the actors. I especially liked the Russian, but the English accents really didn't bother me. I don't think that Americans were supposed to be as nice as the British in this movie. Overall, this movie is phenomenal. Everyone should see this film. It's a must see.

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Edward Burns

I have to admit I was a bit skeptical at first, as I was a bit wary of this film. Then I watched it and thought I must have missed something, I mean this is a real film. When I finally watched it I was blown away. It is just a perfect piece of film-making, one of the best I've seen, not just in the history of cinema. Everything just felt right. The cast was spot-on, a true screen original, I think the director really knew how to take the movie to the limit, then when the story finally unfolds, the attention to detail is magnificent. The camerawork was so well done, especially the long and close-ups. The direction is just plain beautiful and respectful, which is something you don't always see. The writing was just so creative, especially the dialogue. The script was very profound and brilliant. And the editing was just perfect. This film is just one of the best films of all time. This film is perfect in every way, you simply cannot deny it. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film of the Year, and I think it should have won it for the world premiere screening in Venice, as I felt that it was a masterpiece. If you don't see this movie in the theatre, then you are missing out on something special, and you are missing a masterpiece. I am amazed and amazed by the quality of the film.

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Susan Shaw

One of the most underrated movies that I have ever seen. In fact, I'm even surprised that it hasn't been seen by more people. I will list all the reasons why this is a must see. I am quite surprised at the number of people who didn't enjoy this movie. There are a number of reasons why people didn't like this movie. First of all, it was based on a real situation. There are a number of shots that depict the German troops escorting refugees out of the towns in which they were being rounded up. A very well done portrayal of a real situation. Secondly, the acting is amazing. Kinski, Barr, in particular, is in top form. So is the German leader. They all give fine performances, and all the different scenes are presented in an unassuming way that makes the whole movie look more real. Thirdly, the cinematography is amazing. For once, you actually don't see many people moving about in the streets. The cinematography is all about a set of landscapes, and all the different scenes are portrayed in a very beautiful way. There is a great shot of the German soldiers driving away after capturing the fleeing refugees in their jeeps. The open field at the end of the movie is also great. Fourthly, the music is amazing. I found it very interesting and well done. Fifth, it is a very slow movie. It is slow in many ways, but I think this is what really makes this movie so special. It is slow, but in a way that makes you feel very slow. In a way, you could call it an anti-war movie. Sixth, I like how they are using the sirens in this movie. They are used in a very deliberate way. Seventh, this is by far the best portrayal of the hardships experienced by the Allied troops during the war. Eighth, the supporting cast, especially the woman, are very good. Ninth, this movie does not have a predictable ending. It just ends on a different note than many other movies of this genre. This is not a movie that you watch, and you can't wait for the credits to roll. The fact that it ends this way is what makes it so important. This movie really is a very important movie. People who are looking for a good movie, this is it. People who are looking for a bad movie, don't bother. This is a good movie that I would highly recommend to anyone.

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Lauren P.

Gleeson's first time in the lead role, and with the status of the subject, was going to be his great moment. The background of this film is fairly well known. Stalin and the Nazis have a long history. This is a perfect example of how to introduce such a plot to the small screen. Gleeson plays a young officer who wants to join the OST. Stalin hates him, and has been looking for a reason to have him killed since he had doubts on his patriotism. He knows that Gleeson would have information on the war. He even agrees to let Gleeson have the chief prisoner, if he promises not to reveal anything. What he does not expect is a plan to have Gleeson assassinated. The plan starts with a train robbery, and then with a huge car race. There is a perfect plan in this film. It is a shame the writers did not reveal the real plan. Gleeson is going to be killed in the next part, but can he survive. There are many good things about this film. The actors played their parts well. Gleeson did great in portraying a young officer who is just out of college. Likewise, Rachael Mcadams played a good part as the female lead. She does not appear to have much going for her. The final scene with Gleeson being pulled into a trap, is just amazing. Not many films can have an ending as amazing. This film is a great example of how to do a war film. We can all see this and watch it, but it is still the great story of the time. There is only one scene in this film that is very little detail. I must say, if you want to learn more about the time period, this film will show you. The film, "The Hero" is a great example of the great films that are based on real events. I highly recommend this film.

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Sarah K.

I couldn't sleep this night, but when the lights came on in the room, I quickly found myself watching this film again and again. I just can't get enough of it! I absolutely love the entire film. Everything is so very perfectly done and feels very authentic. I hope this film inspires other writers to create beautiful art with genuine quality.