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1917 – Releases 17 January 2020

Director of Skyfall, brings Epic War Movie to South Africa.

The highly-anticipated new film from acclaimed director Sam Mendes, is the suspenseful war-drama 1917 – scheduled for release in South African cinemas on 17 January 2020.

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of SkyfallSpectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, which follows the thrilling tale of two young British soldiers on a single day at the height of World War I, as they are given a seemingly impossible mission. Time is the enemy!

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers— Blake’s own brother among them.

1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall and Brian Oliver. The Cast include George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch

The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K. and Empire Entertainment Africa in Southern Africa.

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