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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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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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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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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 was cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema's second collaboration with director Christopher Nolan. The previous was Interstellar (2014). See more »

Goofs

Following the trial docking of the first ship, the moles were initially used with a number of ships docked at once. This was reduced when they became a greater target. The majority of soldiers were evacuated by large ship, including large civilian vessels (which shouldn't detract from the achievement of the small ships alongside). See more »

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Blind Man: Well done lads. Well done.
Alex: All we did is survive.
Blind Man: That's enough.
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The Warner Bros. logo at the beginning of the film is light blue. 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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