Dunkirk Background

Dunkirk Background

Already being critically acclaimed as one of the greatest war films of all time, Dunkirk is a 2017 movie directed, co-produced, and written by Christopher Nolan (famous for The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and more). It is Nolan's tenth film to date, and grossed over $500 million worldwide.

Dunkirk centers around the historical Dunkirk evacuation in World War II, where thousands of Allied soldiers were evacuated from the northern area of France in May through June 1940 after they became surrounded by German soldiers. In this high-stakes operation, soldiers had to resort to desperate means to vacate the area through any way possible. These methods included through ships, lifeboats, and small boats that would ferry them to a safe ride. Nolan's film looks at the evacuation through three perspectives. The first, entitled "The Mole", follows Tommy, who attempts to escape on a boat. The second, "The Sea", centers around a man named Dawson who rescues a soldier who has been shipwrecked. In the third part, "The Air", three men fight an aerial war as they race towards France.

Dunkirk received critical acclaim for its engrossing narrative, gripping tale of wartime morality, and its innovative storytelling elements. It became the highest grossing WWII film of all time, and is sure to make an appearance at the Academy Awards.

Update this section!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section.

Update this section

After you claim a section you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.