Dunkirk: The first official trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Dunkirk has been released, and it gives a glimpse into the World War II. The story revolves around the Dunkirk evacuation. It was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940, during World War II.
Dunkirk stars Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance. The film also costars One Direction’s Harry Styles, Jack Lowden and Aneurin Barnard. It’s produced by Nolan and his wife Emma Thomas and directed by Nolan. In the small clip, words like “At the point of crisis,” “At the point of annihilation” and “Survival is victory” flash between scenes. It finishes with a cliffhanging ending.
The film is being shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film stock. Nolan reconditioned actual warships for the shoot, including the French Navy destroyer Maillé-Brézé, and reportedly spent US$5 million of the budget on a vintage aircraft so as to attach it with IMAX cameras before crashing it on-screen. Hans Zimmer is composing the music.
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The story revolves round the rescue of 338,000 troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in Operation Dynamo, a stunning great escape that helped Britain avoid defeat in the Second World War. For evacuation, calls of help were sent. British civilians responded in their droves with everything from private yachts, motor launches, lifeboats, paddle steamers and barges joining the effort. The craft came from as far away as the Isle of Man. An eye-witness recalled: “You had the impression of people standing waiting for a bus. There was no pushing or shoving.” The operation was the biggest evacuation in military history.
Speaking of the actual event, it remains a prominent memory in the United Kingdom. Dunkirk will debut in theaters on July 21st, 2017.