Starring: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, James D’Arcy, Tom Glynn-Carney, Barry Keoghan, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard
Story: War drama written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. The story is set in World War II and centers around the Dunkirk evacuation. Allied soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium and France are surrounded by the German army on the beaches on Dunkirk and evacuate it in Operation Dynamo between 26 May and 4 June 1940 during World War II.
The movie 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.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Soldier: [voice over] What has happened is a colossal military disaster. We shall go on to the end. We shall never surrender.
Soldier: [voice over] We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall never surrender.
Colonel: The enemy tanks have stopped.
Lieutenant: Why? Why waste precious tanks when they can pick us off from the air like a fish in a barrel?
Colonel: There are four hundred thousand men on this beach.
[as they watch the plane]
Soldier #1: It’s coming back round. He’s coming back round!
Boat Captain: The call went out. We have to go to Dunkirk. Ready on the stern line.
George: What are you doing? You know where we’re going.
Boat Captain: Into war, George.
George: I’ll be useful, sir.
[after getting rescued from the sea]
Soldier #2: Where are we going?
Boat Captain: Dunkirk.
Soldier #2: I’m not going back!
Boat Captain: There’s no hiding from this, son. We have a job to do.
Soldier #2: If we go there we’ll die.
Soldier #2: You’re weekend sailors not the bloody navy. You should be at home! Turn it around! Do it now!
[referring to the fighter plane chasing them]
Collins: He’s on me.
Farrier: I’m on him.
Colonel: You can practically see it from here.
Colonel: They need to send more ships. Every hour the enemy pushes closer.
Lieutenant: They’ve activated the civilian boats.
Colonel: Civilians? We need destroyers.
Soldier #3: Where’s the bloody air force!
Dunkirk is set to open in the US and UK July 21, 2017.