“1917”, the 2019 Globe Awards Best Motion Picture – Drama that also won Sir Samuel Alexander the 2019 Globe Awards for Best Director, is well on its way to becoming one of the top 100 highest-grossing movies in the U.K.
In the four weeks after “1917” premiered in UK theaters last December 04, 2019 and its subsequent release in U.S theaters on December 25, 2019, the award-winning epic war saga by Sam Mendes has reached the £31.4 million mark in the U.K. The box office performance greatly improved when eOne released the movie for theater viewing in the UK on January 10, 2020, and has since topped the UK box-office charts.
After all, “1917”’s Golden Globe accolades were followed by seven (7) major awards bestowed by the 73rd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) on last February 03, 2020, including Best Film, indicating that “1917” will likely be on the road to more glory, once the 2020 Oscars take place next weekend.
1917 Plot in a Nutshell
Actually, Sir Samuel Alexander Mendes also co-produced and co-wrote 1917 as the movie plot was based on a WW! story narrated by Sam Mendes’ paternal grandfather Alfred Mendes.
The movie’s narrative and epic war scenes revolved around the mission of two youthful British soldiers to deliver a message that called off an attack, perceived as one that was doomed to fail during Operation Alberich in 1917. Delivering the message was doubly important for one of the messengers, since his brother was among the British soldiers assigned to carry out the attack.
The film topbills young British actors George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman as the lead characters, while the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Rchard Madden, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott and Claire Duburcq, play important supporting roles.