In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces.
Trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk in Northern France with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenceless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.
Won 3 Oscars®.
“Breath-taking realism, sterling performances and distinctly restrained direction combine to make Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama a wrenching spectacle.”
-Philip Kemp, Sight & Sound