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1917 is a 2019 epic war film directed, co-written and produced by Sam Mendes. The film stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. It is based in part on an account told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes, and chronicles the story of two young British soldiers during World War I who are given a mission to deliver a warning of an ambush during a skirmish, soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich in 1917.
1917 Movie Review Star Performance and Story Analysis:
First of all, know that 1917 is the film that has produced the most anxiety in recent years. At least twice, I gasped out loud. The tension was so strong that during the first hour, my hand was literally in my heart. In some scenes, I close my eyes anticipating the horror that would inevitably develop. In short, it was a disaster. But being a disaster because a film is so devastating and powerful is the best type of disaster that exists. In 1917, director and co-writer Sam Mendes, co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns and PDO Roger Deakins presented a film that combined a strong impact with art. The film was designed as a single continuous shot. There are hidden cuts, of course, but like Rope by Alfred Hitchcock or the most recent Birdman by Alejandro Iñárritu, 1917 aims to offer the experience of uninterrupted capture. The configuration is simple: on April 6, 1917, two young British soldiers had to cross enemy lines to send a critical message to the British troops on the other side. We give them their mission in the first minutes of the film. Then we take the trip with them. The single shot format sets us up: we have no idea what will follow and we discover the terrain as it is. We have no respite from a cut. I admit that my nerves were so frayed halfway that I appreciated the interval at which Indian theaters insist. This allowed me to recover my emotions a little.
Director Sam Mendes plunges us into the hell of war. There is no escape from misery and mud, cold and chaos.
Corporal Lance Blake, played by Dean-Charles Chapman and Corporal Lance Schofield, played by George MacKay, have a heartbreaking youthful courage. Basically, these are children who play with death. Bodies are very important in this film: men, rats, dogs, cows. In one scene, Schofield plunges his hand into the open stomach of a corpse. And yet, despite the omnipresent death and destruction, 1917 is thrilling and alive.
The fluid cinematography, which goes from ground level to the sight of a bird, plunges us into the center of the action. The camera slides around the men and sometimes turns to capture distant actions. And we are there with them, almost like another character. The design of Dennis Gassner’s production is also meticulously detailed. Mendes plunges us into the hell of war. There is no escape from misery and mud, cold and chaos. But the realistic textures are offset by surreal touches. The no man’s land that these men cross looks like a vast wasteland. In a sequence, the terrain is illuminated by a phosphorescent yellow mist, like an inferior world. It’s great and tragically beautiful. The little-used music of Thomas Newman increases the penetrating feeling of an unfathomable loss.
Basically, 1917 is a portrait of the futility of war and, therefore, a call for peace.
The childlike and lineless faces of Chapman and MacKay underline the absurdity of this particular war and those that remain to come. These boys are tirelessly courageous, but their courage seems useless. They are heroic, but in this brutal and relentless battle, there are no heroes. Basically, 1917 is a portrait of the futility of war and, therefore, a call for peace.
There will be times in the movie when the ship could distract you. I found myself trying to catch the hidden cuts: in a sequence in which Schofield falls into the river, I wondered how the cameras were manipulated. But above all 1917, it’s electrifying, but also quietly emotional. If you’re watching a movie this week, make it this one.