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Combat - WWII

Dunkirk (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story Based on real events
Writer/s Script Christopher Nolan
Director Christopher Nolan
Starring Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles
Elevator Pitch 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.
Content 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.
A View 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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Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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