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Dunkirk (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Drama | History  -  18 February 2004 (UK)
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A dramatised documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Clive Brunt ...
Pte Alf Tombs
Phil Cornwell ...
Harry Noakes
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Lt Jimmy Langley
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Guardsman Desmond Thorogood
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Maj Angus McCorquodale
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LCpl Wilf Saunders
James Loye ...
Sub Lt David Mellis RN
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Maj Gen Harold Alexander (as Kevin R. McNally)
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Frankie Osborne
Alex Noodle ...
Lukie Osborne
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Capt Bill Tennant RN
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Maj Philip Newman RAMC
Ben Abell ...
Cpl Gill
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A dramatised documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Clement Attlee is played by his real life grandson, Richard Attlee. See more »

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Although a major-general at the time, Alexander wears full general's rank insignia. See more »

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What a waste
12 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The show is a docudrama using original film footage from the 1940's, the true stories of soldiers from the British Army, and adding written drama to tell the story of Dunkirk. Actors took the part of the ordinary soldiers, army officers and government officials, including Winston Churchill, and the whole had intense and dramatic narration by Timothy Dalton. I thought the idea of taking real stories and making a show with the old film and narration was a good one. I have no objection to black and white footage, indeed I found it added to the interest and drama. However, I found the show unwatchable owing to the director's idea of adding immediacy by fancy camera angles and jiggling the camera about. Good dialog and direction added to the superb acting here make this unnecessary. It was ghastly to watch and made me seasick even before the boats arrived. What a waste of good ideas and a great story.


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