From the archive
This film was last shown on 30 August 2017
Described by Christopher Nolan as a survival story and epic action thriller rather than a war film, Dunkirk is the story of the 400,000 men stranded in World War Two on the beaches of Northern France and the 700 civilian boats who came for them in 1940 after the rapid German invasion. Featuring a stellar British cast and told from three perspectives, the earth, the air and the sea, Dunkirk is a thrilling re-telling of one of the most celebrated rescues in history.
- Christopher Nolan
- France, Netherlands, UK, USA
- 106 mins
- Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy