Sam Mendes’ 1917 uses an especially impressive technical feat, in that it is filmed using one single shot for the entire length of the film.
Set during the midst of World War I in northern France this film follows two young soldiers, Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay), as they are tasked with delivering a message across no-man’s land and enemy territory to another battalion in order to stop them from walking into an ambush.
Throughout the film, the men bare witness to the untold, gruesome horrors of war during their incredibly tense journey.
With the direction of Mendes combined with the gripping performances of Chapman and MacKay 1917 is a gripping portrait of an often underrepresented war.
Truly a great film!