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  • 2017
  • PG-13
  • 107min
  • 92%
  • 7.9 / 10

Dunkirk is about the Dunkirk evacuation, otherwise known as the Miracle of Dunkirk. The event was the evacuation of Allied troops in World War II from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, occurring alongside the Battle of Dunkirk on May 26 to June 4, 1940. It shows events from three perspectives: land, sea, and air, with the suspense created from its cinematography and music.

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The Second World War began on September 1, 1939 and ended on September 2, 1945. It involved a majority of the world’s countries that formed the Allies and the Axis, two opposing military allies. Many of the countries spent their economic, industrial, and scientific resources for the war effort, involving both military and civilian participation. The Dunkirk evacuation can cite its success to the involvement of many civilian boats in order to ferry the trapped Allied soldiers. From the 7,669 Allied soldiers that were picked up, the number was added to by the little ships of Dunkirk, which were 850 private boats, helping rescue over 336,000 British and French soldiers. These were merchant marine boats, fishing boats, pleasure crafts, yachts, and lifeboats. These historic elements were represented clearly in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which even veterans of the event praised the film for its accurate portrayal of the evacuation.


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Dunkirk is another film masterpiece written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie heavily features UK actors such as Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy. It was released on Jul 21, 2017 to a $527 million gross worldwide. Dunkirk has several nominations: eight from the Critics’ Choice Awards, eight from the British Academy Film Awards, three from the Golden Globe Awards, and eight from the Academy Awards. It received heavy praise for its direction, screenplay, musical score, and cinematography, with critics calling it Nolan’s best work, as well as being the highest-grossing World War II film.