Original title: 1917
Language: English, German, French
Translation: Bulgarian subtitles
Genre: Drama, War
USA/UK, 2019, 119'
Director: Sam Mendes
Screenplay: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Cast: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays
Director Sam Mendes - who made American Charms, The Road to Change, Skyfall - is accustomed to receiving awards, as he did from the Golden Globes now for this film.

The story is about two British soldiers during World War I who, after the interrupted communications, had to cross the no man's land to alert their comrades near Hindenburg for a planned ambush. Failure to do so - and the threatening dangers are at every turn - will kill 1,600 men, including one of their brothers. The impressive thing about 1917 is how the story goes and we're not just talking about the power of the lead roles: the movie looks like it has been shot in a monstrously long frame, and so along with the camera, we become the third companion of the two soldiers (in fact, the separate scenes are brought together with care installation, so seamless that even the most observant will hardly notice it). Otherwise, nothing is new on the Western Front: we follow the boys through carcasses of humans and animals, fear, blood and mud. The Boston Globe called the movie the Super Mario for the front, and they weren't the only ones to have noticed that - because of the feeling that war was almost a natural cataclysm instead of deliberately caused by humans. 1917 doesn't really explain the story, but wants to get us into the nightmares of the battlefield - in which he is completely successful.



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