Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
The film alternates between three different periods of time involving separate groups of people, leading up to their encounter at the Channel off the coast of Dunkirk, France. As such, the film follow
|Dombey Street Productions
|Syncopy (produced by)
|Kaap Holland Film
|RatPac-Dune娱乐公司 (in association with)
|$50,513,488, 23 July 2017
- After first-hand accounts of the Dunkirk evacuation revealed to writer, producer, and director 克里斯托弗·诺兰 how young and inexperienced the soldiers were, he decided to cast young and unknown actors for the beach setting.
- In the sequence where the Spitfire ditches into the English Channel, an IMAX camera was strapped into the cockpit to film Collins (Jack Lowden) trying to get out. However, during filming, the plane with the camera still inside sank quicker than predicted. It took so long to retrieve the plane, that the IMAX camera housing filled with water, potentially ruining the expensive camera and the film inside. Christopher Nolan used an old movie technique of keeping the film wet, and shipped it back to Los Angeles, getting it processed before it dried out. The take from that scene is in the movie.
- According to Sir 肯尼思·布拉纳, roughly thirty Dunkirk survivors, who were in their mid-90s, attended the premiere in London, England. When asked about the movie, they felt that it accurately captured the event, but that the soundtrack was louder than the actual bombardment, a comment that greatly amused writer, producer, and director 克里斯托弗·诺兰.