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Well, it is a known fact that Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ was the most awaited film of the year. After almost three years, fans got to see the director gracing theatres with his film based on World War II. The film revolves around the 1940s’ infamous Operation Dynamo. And with an amazing cast like Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Harry Style, Cillian Murphy, Aneurin Barnard and James D’Arcy, the film is surely another exceptional work of Nolan that will stay with us forever.

Many reviews are already out and critics say that “Dunkirk is chaotic, relentless, thrilling & one of the most captivating movies you will see this year. A master class in craft.” Honestly, we can’t expect anything less from a director who has created masterpieces like ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Interstellar’, and ‘Inception’.

So book your ticket soon because here are 6 simple reasons why this movie is a definite watch for every one of us.

Hail Christopher Nolan!

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When he decides to make a film, everything is directly from his heart. He is one of those rare directors who has never disappointed us. When other makers fall short of the idea, Nolan, on the other hand, comes up with concepts that you can’t even think of! Well, yeah that’s him, presenting an unconventional narrative in a way with an unpredictable ending. This is his first attempt at creating a historical story and we bet that you won’t be disappointed.


Yay! Harry Styles Makes His Debut

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He doesn’t need any introduction. The former ‘One Direction’ member is rules the hearts and he finally makes his acting debut with Nolan. Now isn’t that an interesting combination? In fact, you would be surprised to know that Nolan wasn’t even aware of how popular Harry was before he cast him. In one of his interviews, he said,”I cast Harry because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned a seat at the table.”


Recalling Historic Tale

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We all know that Hollywood loves World War II movies and there are various films that have been nominated for Academy Awards. From ‘Saving Private Ryan’ to ‘Inglorious Basterds’, these films have been loved by audiences. But what makes Nolan’s film already a winner that it is represented from the British point of view. We wouldn’t be surprised if this film makes it to the Oscars.

Hans Zimmer’s Music

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Nolan and Zimmer’s duo is inseparable ever since they worked together in ‘Batman Begins’. And we ain’t complaining; after all, who doesn’t remember that background score of the film. It is obvious like always, they will successfully cast their magic on everyone.


The Visual Experience

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To give it a larger than life feel, the director has shot this film with IMAX  large format film cameras for greater visual experience.


The Incredible Cast

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People who have seen Nolan’s film know that he is very particular about the people he works with. Once again he has cast Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy who have worked with him previously. Other than this, we also get to see Oscar winner Mark Rylance and five time Academy nominee Kenneth Branagh as part of this masterpiece.


Jul 202017

‘Dunkirk’ is a kind of film which is in generally labeled as “monumental”.

Set against the backdrop of a coruscating reformation, of the 1940 evacuation, of almost 350,000 men from the beaches in Northern France, the film is a tribute to the ebb which later became a subtle insignia of pride on a national level. Hundreds of civilians arduously crossed the English Channel towards Dunkirk, on an unparalleled rescue operation. Soldiers were chauffeured back to England with fishing rafts, yachts, dinghies, while the RAF engaged the German air force overhead.

Director Christopher Nolan, who is known for creating terror through his inexhaustible imaginations taking the form of ‘Gotham City’ experiments with a new theme in the form of World War II. Nolan tried his hands on a genre that he has never worked in, and has emerged ahead of the game. He understood the fact that Dunkirk was an affair with more storylines and details than the commercial best-sellers which has made Nolan an auteur film-maker and a master of non-linear storytelling.

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‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Inception’ are created from a materialistic perspective and serpentine plots, yet ‘Dunkirk’ has a contrasting nature. For sure, it is a portrait of a British nation at its most woeful.

At various instances in the film, the scenes are exhilarating and perceivably red-blooded. No dialogue appears in the first fifteen minutes in the film, as the opening set is as cutthroat as the timeless sequence in ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

A troop of English soldiers roaming around a packed street in Dunkirk are set aflame, causing mass causalities, while one of them survives and succeeds in getting to the shore. At this juncture, the film widens out, to hundreds of men reaching out towards the water. The view goes as far as the human eye can see. 

The soldier who survives is played by Fionn Whitehead, and meets two other soldiers including Aneurin Barnard and Harry Styles. The trio sneaks into ships and boats and make several attempts escaping from the beach. Nolan has made the actors act so well that one can easily smell the panic, courage and fear in their performances.

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Kenneth Branagh plays the fictional character of an on-sight representative, the highest ranking officer at Dunkirk. While, Tom Hardy and Jack Lowden play the RAF Pilots chasing Nazi aircrafts. Mark Rylance who was also seen in ‘Bridge of Spies’, plays the middle-class Mr Dawson, who leads his yatch towards the chaos, to help the people suffering. Cillian Murphy appeared shortly after, looking soggy and mortified.

The series of events in the film have been divided into three different spans of time – The turbulence at the beach, the dog-fight drama and the sequences en route to Moonstone.

Three zones of varied lengths all converging at the same end is what makes the film labyrinthine and majestic – the most indisputable and noticeable part of Nolan’s ideologies. Foxy camera-work by Hoyte van Hoytema and editing by Lee Smith together with the splendid score by Hans Zimmer makes ‘Dunkirk’ an audio-visual regale. It would not be wrong to say that the film could emerge with major Academy Awards nominations this year.

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‘Dunkirk’ can be unquestionably compared to the works of Kubrick and Spielberg, though with a dash of honest conviction, depicted in the most crucial circumstances. Christopher Nolan has yet again proved that art is not always beautiful; its essence lies in the nature of the story-telling which can be grim and heart-wrenching.