Dunkirk (2017)

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Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Taglines: When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them.

Genres: Action | Drama | History | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language

Country: UK | Netherlands | France | USA

Language: English | French | German

Release Date: 21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As: Dunkirk

Runtime: 106 min

Sound Mix: Dolby (5.1)| Sonics-DDP | Dolby Digital | SDDS | IMAX 6-Track | Auro 11.1 |DTS (DTS: X)

Color: Color

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.

Summaries 

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

In 1940, during the Battle of France, hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers have retreated to Dunkirk. Tommy, a young British private, is the sole survivor of a German ambush. At the beach, he finds thousands of troops awaiting evacuation and meets Gibson, who is burying a body. After a German dive-bomber attack, they find a wounded man. They rush his stretcher onto a hospital ship, hoping to remain aboard, but are ordered off. The ship is sunk by dive bombers; Tommy helps another soldier, Alex, out of the water. They leave at night on a destroyer, but it is sunk by a U-boat.

Gibson saves Tommy and Alex from the sinking ship, and they get back to the beach. With only a single, vulnerable mole available for mooring deep-draft ships, the Royal Navy requisitions civilian vessels in the UK that can get to the beach. In Weymouth, a civilian sailor Dawson and his son Peter set out on his boat Moonstone, rather than let the Navy commandeer her. Impulsively, Peter’s teenage friend George joins them. At sea, they rescue a shivering shell-shocked soldier from a wrecked ship. When he realizes that Dawson is sailing for Dunkirk, the soldier demands that they turn back and tries to wrest control of the boat; in the struggle, George falls and suffers a head injury that renders him blind. Three Spitfires cross the English Channel, heading towards Dunkirk..

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