Another title worth watching ‘Dunkirk’ which makes it our film of the week.
The film opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
Written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan; The film features an ensemble cast, starring Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy. Set during the Second World War, it portrays the Dunkirk evacuation.
The film’s narrative follows three major threads covering different periods of time: one beginning on land and covering one week, one on the sea and covering one day, and one in the air covering one hour. These are interwoven in a non-linear narrative.
An introductory text states that in 1940, after the invasion of France by Nazi Germany, thousands of Allied soldiers retreated to the seaside city of Dunkirk. As the Allied perimeter shrinks, the soldiers await evacuation, a seemingly hopeless situation.
Dunkirk will open at Ster-kinekor cinemas on Friday, 28 July – here is the trailer to get you started:
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy and more
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Director: Christopher Nolan
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense war experience and some language)