No matter how busy or tied up I am, A Christopher Nolan film is a must watch.
One of Hollywood’s most successful directors and creative minds, Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar) is back with an unique war epic, and a highly intense one.;
The reason I would like to call this film an unique film because there is no love story, No hero, no character development or cinematic layers…overall a very realistic execution and real performances.
The film Dunkirk is based on a real-life incident – During the World War 2, the Allied forces were surrounded and trapped on Dunkirk beach — and on a daily basis, brave people helped rescue them, despite the risk of danger and death.
The movie’s war violence is realistic and intense, with heavy bombing and shooting…towards the end, it has a strong message, talking about bravery, teamwork, and sacrifice, and persistent.
PS: You need to watch this film more than once atleast coz Nolan’s film is quite challenging to follow.
The story has three sections, which are narrated at a different pace; the beach sequences take place over one week, the boat sequence takes one day, and the plane sequences take one hour.
This Nolan’s time -twisting technique lacks clarity and sometimes you do have difficulties in following.
But, Dunkirk is such an unique war experience, throwing the viewer so vividly into the picture, that it’s difficult to dismiss.
in Dunkirk, the best part is that the audiences never s a single German soldier. Instead the movie’s main antagonist is the passage of time and the real challenges faced by the english troops
It also highlights the emotions and the dynamics of the situation many allied troops found themselves in.
Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema shot the film on IMAX 65 mm and 65 mm large format film stock. The film made extensive use of practical effects, such as employing thousands of extras, gathering boats that had participated in the real Dunkirk evacuation, and using genuine era-appropriate planes for aerial sequences.
The film reminds you Nolan’s brilliant craft of mastering and blending sound, cinematography, and often times temporally complex editing to make a picture more than the sum of its parts.
Overall, Dunkirk is more than a movie….it’s an experience-) A must watch