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.
The verse that Schofield recites to the French baby is part of the poem "The Jumblies" by Edward Lear. The poem could be seen as a metaphor for Blake and Schofield's mission. (" Though the sky be dark, and the voyage be long, Yet we never can think we were rash or wrong...")
I hoped today might be a good day. Hope is a dangerous thing. That's it for now, then next week, Command will send a different message. Attack at dawn. There is only one way this war ends. Last man standing.
Saluting without headgear. When Schofield meets Col. McKenzie he salutes him with no helmet or headgear of any type. This would never happen in the British Army. You must have a head covering of some sort in order to salute.
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