Country: United States
Category: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: 21 Jully 2017
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 120 minutes
Box Office: $?
“Dunkirk”, Director Christopher Nolan has made us hallucinate with his fantasy films. He works on a stubbornly cinematic scale and it seems that no concept, whether Batman, the multiverse or the dreams, is too big for the visionary filmmaker. His most recent film.
"Dunkirk"which opens July 21, takes him from fantasy to the real world with the story of the evacuation of allied soldiers from that beach in France in May and June 1940. Nolan spoke to The Associated Press About "Dunkirk" at the recent CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas, where he promoted his epic filmmakers.
As a filmmaker one is always looking for a breakthrough in cultural films and Dunkerque is a story with which British people grow, it is in their DNA practically, but had not been tackled on a tape. So for me it was a very exciting breakthrough.
I spent a number of years trying to find the angle to approach it, the angle of attack to tell this story. So we came up with the idea of creating a very experimental film, one that instead of trying to tell the politics of the situation, the geopolitical situation, really put you on the beach where 400,000 people are trapped, surrounded by the enemy and facing Annihilation or surrender. The fact that it did not end in annihilation or surrender make it one of the most wonderful stories of humanity.
The idea is to try to take the whole experience and place the audience there. What would it be like to be on the beach, to be in a boat trying to cross the canal? It's a huge challenge, but it's exactly the challenge you're looking for in film.
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I feel that Dunkirk is such a universal event and that it involves so many people that trying to encapsulate the specifics of human experience was not the way to go We decided to try to live in the moment of experience ... the immediate and human desire to survive. It's the most human film I've ever made because it's about the desire to survive. We wanted to face that and do what I call a very present narrative in which one is in the moment with the characters. We do not spend much time discussing who they were before and who they will be after. All my great movies have been PG-13. It's a rating that I feel completely comfortable with. "Dunkirk" is not a war movie, it is a survival story and first and foremost a thriller.
So although it has a high level of intensity, it does not necessarily include the bloody aspects of combat, so well achieved in so many other films. We really try to take a different angle and achieve intensity otherwise. I would really like different types of people to take some of the experience.
Christopher Nolan has accustomed his fans to tell their stories in a different and innovative way. He has done so few times with such films as 'Origen' (2010) or 'Interstellar' (2014), in which science fiction, philosophy and human drama unite in a spectacular way.
Another of his great merits was the revitalization of the superhero Batman with his trilogy of 'The Dark Knight' and now, the director surprises us with his new film, 'Dunkerque', based on a real war event during World War II.
The approach that Nolan wants to give to his next film, has made possible that it is qualified like PG-13, that is to say, suitable for minors. In an interview with Asscociated Press, the director has explained what his intentions are with Dunkerque and why he has been classified for minors, something unusual in films of this subject.