Check out Nolan's WWII drama DUNKIRK
If you've been expecting the first extended trailer for writer-director Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk, wait no more, it is here. As with so many of Nolan’s films, the clip promises a large amount of drama, action and darkness of the soul.
Based on the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation, in which more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were rescued a Nazi offensive in little more than a week, the film stars previous Nolan collaborators Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, as well as Kenneth Branagh and recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance.
"The Battle of Dunkirk lasted from late May through early June in 1940 and ended with Allied forces (mostly British, French, Polish, and Belgian troops) defeated and cornered by the German army. With no other options, one of the largest retreats in modern military history was organized, with hundreds of thousands of soldiers escaping from Dunkirk’s beaches on board military vessels. In retrospect, it’s one of the war’s most important decisions – by choosing to live and fight another day, the Allies managed to stave off total defeat. It may not be a triumphant story, but it’s an important one." (Slashfilm)
As for the new clip, it opens with British soldiers getting leaflets dropped by German planes, urging them to surrender before cutting to the soldiers being bombarded on the beaches of the port. The film looks like a more grounded story, though not without Nolan’s eye for spectacular visuals.
As you'll be able to see in the trailer below, the film will offer plenty of battles by land and by sea, as well as lots of shots of well-respected English actors staring forlornly at the sky.
“You can practically see it from here,” says Branagh’s character at one point, looking out from the shores of France. To which another character asks, “What?”
“Home,” is his reply.
"The combination of Nolan’s eye for extravagant spectacle, Hoyte van Hoytema’s searing cinematography and Hans Zimmer’s gloomily beguiling, gorgeously resonant and typically minimalist score suggests Dunkirk could be a homegrown answer to Spielberg’s relentlessly torrid paean to American second world war heroism, a brutally epic exploration of British pluck, duty and desperation in the face of Hitler’s ghastly might." (The Guardian)
Dunkirk opens July 21st.
Check out the clip below:
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