In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Kristin Scott Thomas
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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
The film was criticized for not showing Indian soldiers. Four companies of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps, unarmed mule handlers, were present at Dunkirk during the evacuation. Those these numbered less than a thousand out of nearly half a million men. Three were evacuated and one taken prisoner by the Germans. In September 1939 Mohandas K. Gandhi had urged all Indian people not to support the British war effort. See more »
During the movie the beach is a cratered landscape, caused by continuous bombing. In the end sequence, when Farrier floats over the beach trying to land, the surface is completely smooth. However, many areas of the Dunkirk beaches were relatively flat and made of hard-packed sand. It has been recorded that pilots found it was an ideal landing strip, and some RAF aircraft did land on the beaches. 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 »
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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