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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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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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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£10,023,720 (UK) (23 July 2017)

Gross:

$187,037,289 (USA) (5 October 2017)
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2.20 : 1
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The entire film was made to encompass the snowball effect that had only been used in the third acts of Christopher Nolan's previous films. According to him, by applying the snowball effect, he stripped the film of conventional theatrics to make the entire film to be more than the sum of its parts. See more »

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In the first scene, while running through the street, one of the houses on the right has a modern day aluminum frame on the facade. See more »

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Grenadier: Grenadiers, mate.
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There are no opening credits, except for the film's title. See more »

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Regimental Brothers
Written by Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe
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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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