Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch
War drama directed and co-written by Sam Mendes. The story follows two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), at the height of the First World War, who 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 (Richard Madden) among them.
Soldier: Blake, pick a man. Bring your kit.
Captain: I hoped today might be a good day. Hope is a dangerous thing.
Major: You have a brother in the second battalion.
Pte. Blake: Yes, sir. Is he…
Major: Alive. And with your help, I’d like to keep it that way. But they’re walking into a trap. Your orders are to deliver a message calling off tomorrow morning’s attack. If you don’t, we will lose sixteen hundred men. Your brother among them. If you fail, it will be a massacre. Good luck.
Pte. Schofield: Let’s talk about this for a minute.
Pte. Blake: Why?
Pte. Blake: We’ve got orders to cross here.
Lt. Leslie: That is the German frontline.
Pte. Schofield: If we’re not clever about this, no one will get to your brother.
Pte. Blake: I will.
Captain: [to Schofield] There is only one way this war ends. Last man standing.
Pte. Blake: We need to keep moving! Come on!
Pte. Schofield: [Blake] We can’t possibly make it that way, man! Are you bloody insane?!
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