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
Director Christopher Nolan focused on the "realism" of every aspect. For many of the cockpit shots he had a two-seat plane rigged so that the front canopy and cockpit looked like a real Spitfire but with non functioning flying controls and with the actual pilot flying the plane from the rear cockpit so that the actor could play the pilot as the plane actually flew. He also mounted front- and rear-facing cameras on a reconditioned Spitfire. In addition, he had cameramen floating in the water with actors. See more »
As the soldiers abandon the Dutch trawler, the planes fly overhead. They are all propeller-driven (as were all operationally deployed aircraft at that point in the war). However the English subtitling for the scene says, "Jet engine roaring." See more »
[to French soldiers]
English! I'm English! Anglais!
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The Warner Bros and Syncopy Inc logos are shaded blue, to represent the ocean and the sky. See more »
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 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. didn't show any explanation before the film. See more »
Would Dunkirk have received the same ratings and reviews if another director's name were attached to it? We both know the answer to that.
The Dunkirk evacuation was described by Churchill as a miracle. Hundreds of thousands of men were evacuated from a seemingly hopeless position by a fleet of over 800 boats. Christopher Nolan's latest movie fails to capture the magnitude of what really happened during that week in 1940. Instead we see a few hundred, maybe a few thousand men being rescued from a beach. It was a nice rescue story but that's all it was - there was nothing "miraculous" about it and I didn't really care for any of the characters.
Decent movie, but I was forcing myself to like it because it's Christopher Nolan. The truth is, if the same exact movie was made by another director - maybe a new director - the ratings and reviews would be saying something entirely different. This is nowhere near the greatest war film of all time, in fact, it's not even the greatest war film of the last 12 months. That would go to Hacksaw Ridge.
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