PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History
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.
Mr. Dawson's boat is flying a blue ensign flag (because he was a member of a yacht club and/or was retired Royal Navy); most of the other boats are flying the red ensign, which designates a merchant ship.
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A French character is shown having dressed in British uniform to escape France. In reality he would not have needed to, as French troops would be embarking at the second mole to re-deploy to the South, and a decree by Winston Churchill later in the evacuation ordered an equal number of French soldiers be brought back to England at the risk of British soldiers being left behind. Ultimately, of the 338,000 soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk around 123,000 were French. However, a 'little ship' crew member recalls seeing French soldiers taking the uniforms off of dead British soldiers and wearing them, hoping for evacuation.
There are no opening credits, except for the film's title.
English, French, German
$283,950 (Portugal) (20 July 2017)
$188,373,161 (USA) (21 December 2017)
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