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Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director:

Christopher Nolan
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 60 wins & 222 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fionn Whitehead ... Tommy
Damien Bonnard ... French Soldier
Aneurin Barnard ... Gibson
Lee Armstrong Lee Armstrong ... Grenadier
James Bloor ... Irate Soldier
Barry Keoghan ... George
Mark Rylance ... Mr. Dawson
Tom Glynn-Carney ... Peter
Tom Hardy ... Farrier
Jack Lowden ... Collins
Luke Thompson Luke Thompson ... Warrant Officer
Michel Biel ... French Soldier 2
Constantin Balsan Constantin Balsan ... French Soldier 3
Billy Howle ... Petty Officer
Mikey Collins ... Soldier
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Storyline

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German Army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Written by Harvey

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The event that shaped our world. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Netherlands | France | USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dunkirk See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,513,488, 23 July 2017

Gross USA:

$189,740,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$526,940,665
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (5.1)| Sonics-DDP | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Even though he received top billing, Tom Hardy's face is only seen for a few moments. He spends most of the movie behind his oxygen mask and goggles flying and fighting in his Spitfire. See more »

Goofs

The beach section of the movie takes place over a week, whereas the air section of the movie takes place over an hour. The craters shown earlier on the beach would have been filled in by sand when the tide came in over the days leading up to the pilot having to land his spitfire, so it wouldn't necessarily still have the craters when this scene happened. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tommy: [to French soldiers] English! I'm English! Anglais!
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, except for the film's title. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Spain, the film was projected on 2.35:1 screens in the 2.20:1 aspect ratio. But the film was finally projected with black bars on the four sides of the screen. This same situation happened with Jurassic World and just before the film started a text appeared on the screen explaining the 2.00:1 aspect ratio fitting on the 2.35:1 screen adding black bars up an down. Dunkirk didn't show any explanation before the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in ACS France (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Variation 15 (Dunkirk)
by Benjamin Wallfisch
Produced by Hans Zimmer
Based on a theme by Edward Elgar
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Nolan's latest masterpiece
13 July 2019 | by Aaron_KyleSee all my reviews

Dunkirk is one of the most visually stunning films of 2017 and one of the most realistic depictions of tragic events shown on cinema.

One would think that without any proper characterization or backstories of any of the characters Dunkirk would present itself as a dull excuse for endless action but it's the exact opposite. The characters are shown to us in a way in which we understand them and their purpose by only glancing at them which is one of the best aspects of Dunkirk. However, it is also one of the worst. The only minor issue with Dunkirk I have is that the actors aren't given much to do which the production quality easily outweighs. With a 104-minute runtime Dunkirk perfectly balances two stories and lots of action and unlike films with twice the runtime it doesn't drag for a second. Dunkirk is also one of the best sounding films in the last few years and rightfully so earned itself Oscars in both sound mixing and editing as well as film editing.

Dunkirk manages the be entertaining and emotional with little to no characterisation and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a compelling story or just some good action.

Final Score: 9/10


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