WHO’S IN IT?

George MacKay (Pride), Dean-Charles Chapman (Blinded By The Light), Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Andrew Scott (Victor Frankenstein), Richard Madden (Rocketman), Claire Duburcq (film debut), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Daniel Mays (Fisherman’s Friends), Adrian Scarborough (The History Boys), Jamie Parker (Valkyrie), Elliot Baxter (film debut), Nabhaan Rizwan (film debut), John Hollingworth (Pelican Blood), Chris Walley (The Young Offenders), Gerran Howell (Crusade in Jeans), Justin Edwards (Love & Friendship)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Sam Mendes (American Beauty), director, writer, producer; Krysty Wilson-Cairns (film debut), writer; Pippa Harris (Starter for 10), Callum McDougall (The Parole Officer), Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and Jayne-Ann Tenggren (film debut), producers; Thomas Newman (Road to Perdition), composer; Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049), cinematographer; Lee Smith (Dunkirk), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers (MacKay and Chapman) are tasked with delivering a message across enemy lines which could prevent hundreds of soldiers from walking into a deadly trap…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Sam Mendes’ ambitious war epic seeks to tell a harrowing account of conflict in one continuous shot, which he accomplishes to dazzling effect with the help of legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY 2020

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