Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s Most Personal Film Yet.
Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk opens nationwide today, in more than 3700 theaters in USA, and 46 overseas markets. With Nolan’s big fan base and following the critics’ praising reviews, Dunkirk is expected to top the box office chart this weekend. Warner Bros. reports today that the movie reached $5.5 Million Thursday evening. Overseas Dunkirk reached $8.6 Million on Wednesday and Thursday.
In a new experience, Nolan is directing a World War II Drama movie starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, and Harry Styles. The movie tells the story of the evacuation of Dunkirk, France (Dunkerque), between May 26 and June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.
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During the pre-production of the movie, Christopher Nolan visited his grandfather’s grave in France. And in a recent interview, He explains why Dunkirk is his most personal film yet.
“My grandfather was in the Air Force. He did not participate in Dunkirk; he was a navigator in Lancaster and he died in the war.”
“I try to only make films that I feel very connected with on some emotional level.”
“This is the first time I’ve taken on a real-life event, and there’s a huge responsibility that comes with that. But I suppose in some ways feel more personal.”
“Growing up, I’d hear about my grandfather, and my father and my uncle were so affected by the war.”
“Certainly with the aerial sections of the film, it was very important to me to get those right. My dad used to be very scathing about movies you’d see with depictions of the Air Force if they weren’t right.”
“Dunkirk is something that you grow up with as a British person.”
“The telling of the story that you get is simplistic and mythical in a way, almost like a fairy tale. The interesting thing to me about doing this project is that the more I found out about it, the more extraordinary it actually seemed. Reality is messy, nothing is as simple as fishermen jumping in rowboats and picking up troops, but the reality of what actually happened on that beach and across the channel is one of the great stories.”
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan.
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller, History, War.
Release Date: July 21, 2017.
Runtime: 1h 47min.