If You're Excited About Christopher Nolan's DUNKIRK Watch This BBC Docudrama
Earlier this month the first trailer for Christopher Nolan's WWII film Dunkirk was released, and it was so good that it gave me the chills. I'm a huge fan of war movies and now we get to see one directed by Nolan, which is pretty exciting!
The movie was inspired by Operation Dynamo, which was a 1940 mission that freed over 340,000 British and Allied troops who were trapped and surrounded by the Nazis in the French city of Dunkirk. It was one of the largest organized retreats in modern military history. That would have been one hell of a scary situation to be in.
If you want to learn more about the intense true story that the film tells, I strongly suggest you watch BBC's three hour docudrama on it, which I embedded for you below. It goes into the gritty details of the ordeal and it's absolutely fascinating. This is something you don't want to miss out on.
I also included a new photo from the film featuring Fionn Whitehead thanks to EW. Nolan also talked a little bit about the film saying:
“One of the key things you came across reading firsthand accounts of Dunkirk was how young and inexperienced these soldiers were. It felt very important to me, especially for Fionn’s part, to find somebody very new."
The film has an incredible cast that includes Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, James D'Arcy, and Harry Styles. Dunkirk opens in theater on July 21, 2017.