While Christopher Nolan has stepped away from the superhero genre for quite some time, he’s still in the business of large-scale epic films. The Interstellar director will be taking audiences to the past by revisiting one of the most critical events in World War II. Dunkirk is based on the real-life aftermath of the Battle of Dunkirk, which saw the Allied Forces (Britain, Belgium, Canada, and France) suffering a major blow to their military force and then stranded on the French coast. With the German army surrounding them, the Allied Forces execute Operation Dynamo, which helped evacuate the stranded soldiers in what is considered one of the most successful rescue missions of the war.
Check out the newest trailer for the film here below.
The film stars Nolan favorites like Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy, while Academy Award winners Mark Rylance and Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh join the film. Other notable names include Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Harry Styles.
Dunkirk is something that is definitely out of Nolan’s wheelhouse. Having been knee deep in the Dark Knight trilogy, while also exploring the sci-fi world of dreams and space in Inception and Interstellar, Dunkirk is a dive into history. But that doesn’t make it any less epic. The story of Dunkirk is something worth telling, and if Nolan is going to do it, he’s going to do it as a large scale epic. The film was shot on IMAX 65 mm and 65 mm large format film stock by cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, who worked with Nolan on Interstellar.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
“Dunkirk” features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”) and Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney.
You can click right here to find the previous trailer and a teaser for the movie.