The men on the beach were one week, the people in the boats were one day and the pilots were one hour.  It just feels like it is all happening at once.   Most of the characters don’t have names or back stories, so the soldiers on the beach seemed to run together.  There is very little dialog and long action shots which gives the film a more realistic feeling, you are not focused on a few, you are watching all.  The most personal part of the movie is Mark Dawson (Mark Rylance), the boat captain coming to rescue the soldiers with two teens.  Farrier (Tom Hardy) is a brave and fearless pilot with very little dialog.  Commander Bolton (Kenneth Branagh) brings a sense of determination to his role of highest ranking British officer on the beach.  Christopher Nolan was able to bring excitement to the expected ending.  I enjoyed the film though the big picture view made the details a little less memorable.


Official Synopsis

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.

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Principle Cast Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh
Director Christopher Nolan
Screenwriter Christopher Nolan
Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema
Editor Lee Smith
Run Time 106 minutes
Genre Action, Drama, History, War
Premier July 21, 2017
Academy Award Nominations Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Achievement in Directing – Christopher Nolan
Best Achievement in Cinematography – Hoyte Van Hoytema
Best Achievement in Film Editing – Lee Smith
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) –
Hans Zimmer
Best Achievement in Sound Editing – Richard King, Alex Gibson
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing – Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten
Best Achievement in Production Design – Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis

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