A scene from trailer of 1917 (screen grab courtesy: Official trailer of 1917)
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Upcoming Hollywood movie 1917 directed by of Sam Mendes reveals the chaos and urgency of World War I. The first trailer of the movie released last week.

Soldiers duck for cover as bombs go off in fields and basements. Two young men have to deliver a crucial message behind enemy lines within 24 hours. The lives of 1,600 men depend on this message – including the brother of one of the soldiers.

The stakes are sky-high and the atmosphere grim and full of foreboding. “There is only one way this war ends – the last man standing,” declares Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, the scroll reported.

The film features Colin Firth, George MacKay, Andrew Scott, and Game of Thrones alumni Richard Madden and Dean-Charles Chapman. 1

917 is the first feature film of Mendes. He has written the screenplay of 1917 along with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and Roger Deakins is behind the camera. The movie scheduled to be released on December 25.

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