There were many important battles and military missions during the war.
These are the early days of World War II, and this is a pivotal moment. Midway through the evacuation, the Germans Luftwaffe carried out air raids - as if the rescue effort hadn't already been harrowing enough - and the Spitfire pictured below was shot down on a French beach, where it was covered by sand and not dug up for about 50 years. The story then unfolds from three points of view; from land, sea and air. The three different approaches to tell the stories makes it a compelling war drama and one of the best till date.
There is no backstory offered for any of the characters, and nearly no dialogue spoken that isn't immediately relevant to the situation; the enemy Germans are never even seen outside of their bombers, fighter planes.
DUNKIRK is less on conversation and more focused on storytelling through everyone's eyes. The movie spends considerable time following a young soldier played by Fionn Whitehead, but we never even hear his name or anything about his life. I got a real sense of the endless fog of war, but not so much of an actual plot. Only Mark Rylance, playing a civilian boat captain, gets to truly articulate the movie's overall themes of service to country and resilience in the face of impossible odds.
Visually, DUNKIRK is spectacular.
He explained: 'The tone of the film is really about immersion, it's really about first-person experience.
Let's take a look at those eight films that have helped to cement Nolan's reputation over the years in order of favorable reviews and influence. Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytemaa¿s frames are brutal as he captures the strewn bodies, ballistic bombardments and raw emotions adroitly.
But, though Dunkirk isn't considered an outright win, many believe the success of the evacuation - known to many as the "Miracle of Dunkirk" - served as a much-needed morale boost for the British and Allied forces as they continued fighting the war, in which they ultimately triumphed. The music was composed by Hans Zimmer.
Christopher Nolan, returning after giving blockbuster Interstellar, leaves you spellbound with his astonishing direction. The trailer of the movie shows that Styles' character is struggling to survive under water and that is what makes the fans curious.