Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles
In the summer of 1940 the British expeditionary force is boxed in on the beach at Dunkirk by a superior German army. There are a limited number of military vessels available to evacuate them and so a fleet of small boats make the journey to France and manage to rescue more than 300,000 of them.
Views from the beach, from a small boat and from the cockpits of three Spitfires. There is gunfire, and explosions and a lot of milling about on the sand.
This is terrific stuff whether you understand the different time frames or not. It is extremely loud (veterans at the premier said it was louder than the real thing), and visually stunning. A real cinematic event. I was a bit thrown by the varying sea conditions, but I am a former mariner. I have made it an “Almost Must See”.
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