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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.

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Christopher Nolan
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 60 wins & 223 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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When 400,000 men couldn't get home, home came for them. 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:

£10,023,720 (United Kingdom), 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,513,488, 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$188,373,161

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$525,573,161
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (5.1)| Sonics-DDP | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

If you look up the location on Google Maps (Street View), on Dunkirk beach you can see them building the initial alleyway through which Tommy runs to get to the beach. Barriers with "film" signs attached can be seen. Zooming in, you can see that much of the background detail is identical to this movie. Only road signs have been removed; the 1920s-style light with glass ball shade was there originally. 15 Digue de Mer 59240 Dunkerque France. See more »

Goofs

The German bombers attacking the beaches are Ju87 Stukas. The version deployed by the Luftwaffe to this theatre at this time was the Ju87B, which carried a total of 5 bombs - 1 x 250 Kilo under the fuselage and 2 smaller 50 kilo bombs under each wing. (The film shows only one bomb being released from one Stuka, which would indicate the Ju87A). All the bombs were released simultaneously at the bottom of the dive.

The film shows a long line of 14 bombs exploding sequentially, which would be impossible from these bombers. See more »

Quotes

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

The Warner Bros and Syncopy Inc logos are shaded blue, to represent the ocean and the sky. 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 Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 May 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Shivering Soldier
Written by Hans Zimmer
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Very interesting movie.
12 May 2018 | by Imme-van-GorpSee all my reviews

Dunkirk is a war movie that shows three different storylines that sort of come together at the end. Every storyline follows a certain individual in a certain situation. This makes it so that you can really see what happens during an event like this for multiple different kinds of people. It brings you closer to what's happening instead of a main character or something.

The first storyline is on land and is mostly played by Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles and Aneurin Barnard. It follows an inexperienced soldier (Whitehead) who is just trying to find a way out of Dunkirk, just like every other soldier at the beach. He then picks up two soldiers (Styles and Barnard) along the way who he stays with for the rest of the journey. I think the best thing about this storyline was the constant fear you felt for what could happen. Something I found really good was the chemistry between Whitehead and Styles, I think the best parts from this storyline were whenever Styles got on screen.

The second storyline is in the sky and is mostly played by Tom Hardy and Jack Lowden. It follows two pilots, who sort of witness all the horrible events from above, while trying to help as much as they can. I think I least enjoyed this storyline out of the three of them, because it felt very unpersonal and I wasn't really impressed by anything that happened during these parts. The best thing about this storyline must be Tom Hardy, since his acting was, as always, on par.

The third storyline is at sea and is mostly played by Mark Rylance, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney. It follows a man, a son and a young assistant going off to sea to try and save some of the men stuck at Dunkirk. I was very impressed with Glynn-Carney's acting during his parts and I very much enjoyed it. I think this has to be the most emotional storyline, because you get closest to these three characters out of the whole film, but one might argue that it is also the most boring storyline, because there isn't that much fear that anything will happen to them.

7/10. -Imme van Gorp


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