R | | Drama, War
April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Cinematographer Roger Deakins won a total of 40 awards for his work in the movie.
Lance Corporal Blake: Sorry, Sarge.
Sergeant Sanders: Pick a man. Bring your kit.
Lance Corporal Blake: Yes, Sarge.
According to General Erinmore the Germans had left their respective trenches which was proven correct as the German trenches are indeed abandoned. That being the case it was kind of pointless for the British to be on the firing line waiting for the signal to attack or defend. Apparently during trench warfare the British would actually 'steal' the German trenches as their method of moving forward.
The opening logos are shortened and tinted blue.
In India, the film received multiple verbal cuts in order to obtain a U/A classification. Also, two anti-smoking video disclaimers and a smoking kills caption were added. This version also features local partner credits at the beginning and an interval card after Schofield is hit.
English, French, German
$576,216 29 December 2019