Director: Sam Mendes
Writers: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Stars: Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong
Awards: Two Golden Globes (Best Picture, Director), Three Critics Circle Awards (including Best Director)
Nominations: 10 Oscars (including Best Picture)
Schofield and Blake, two young British soldiers during the First World War, are given a seemingly impossible mission. With time against them, they must deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake’s own brother, walking straight into a deadly trap.
The film proves once again that war is hell, but the aftermath can be just as visceral and thoughtful.
…a modern war classic and one of the best movies of the year.
Mendes has made a film that feels wholly alive.