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.
Christopher Nolan cited silent movies such as Greed (1924), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and Sunrise (1927) as inspirations for this movie's crowd scenes: "I spent a lot of time reviewing the silent films for crowd scenes--the way extras move, evolve, how the space is staged and how the cameras capture it, the views ... ...
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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.
There are no opening credits, except for the film's title.
English, French, German
$283,950 (Portugal) (20 July 2017)
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