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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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Cast

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French Soldier
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Lee Armstrong ...
Grenadier
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Irate Soldier
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Peter
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Luke Thompson ...
Warrant Officer
Michel Biel ...
French Soldier 2
Constantin Balsan ...
French Soldier 3
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Petty Officer
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Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, 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

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At the point of crisis, at the point of annihilation, survival is victory. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language | See all certifications »

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21 July 2017 (USA)  »

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Bodega Bay  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£10,023,720 (UK) (23 July 2017)

Gross:

$165,422,464 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Christopher Nolan film to be based on actual events. Effectively, even though the screenplay is original, Dunkirk is Nolan's first film inspired by a true story. See more »

Goofs

The hospital ship HMHS Paris was not sunk at the mole with wounded on board. She was bombed in the English Channel en route to Dunkirk and disabled, only sinking around 5 hours later. See more »

Quotes

Commander Bolton: Seeing home doesn't help us get there, Captain.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, except for the film's title. See more »

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Featured in Sean Bradley Reviews: Dunkirk (2017) See more »

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Variation 15 (Dunkirk)
by Benjamin Wallfisch
Produced by Hans Zimmer
Based on a theme by Edward Elgar
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Virtual Experience of war, chaos, horror and hope
22 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From a different viewpoint as this author walked down 101 floors of the South Tower on September 11. Worked for Aon and came away with not PTSD or dust-health problems (I was far uptown when the towers came down). So as I sat watching Dunkirk, the cummulative effect was to virtually relive aspects of THAT day for me. It's impossible to describe horror, fear and what it was like to BE there, or BE at Dunkirk. Many films and books (fondly MRS. MINIVER was the first). Or the heroic dogfights of BATTLE OF Britain. This one - far different. I came out of the theater feeling that I had just been through not only Dunkirk but 9-11 as well. It is THAT effective. The lack of dialogue for a good part of the film draws the viewer INTO the story as a real participant. YOU'RE THERE. Spielberg did it a few times such as the 20 minute Omaha Beach segment of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN but even that film became just a more intense version of the standard war film.

Be prepared to have your life changed by this one. It's that damn good.


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