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Dunkirk’s Plot Explained by Christopher Nolan

The Plot of Dunkirk Has Been Given by Christopher Nolan


It’s a given that anyone who knows who director Christopher Nolan is knows about the very high quality of films he produces. The upcoming film “Dunkirk” will be no exception.


Of the many films that could end up being nominees for next year’s Oscar Awards, Dunkirk happens to be one of the many highly anticipated movies on the list, which is being directed by Nolan himself. Nolan, who is a three-time Oscar nominee, has waited three years since his last flick, Interstellar, hit theaters and naturally that movie was a big hit as well.


The film Dunkirk takes place in the middle of World War II and based on the few minutes of footage shown to the public, has a certain ambition and scope to give it a very authentic experience. The story itself is about the noted evacuation of Dunkirk, France by British, French and Belgian soldiers in 1940 after they found themselves surrounded by the Germans. A fascinating fact about the film is that it’s told from three different perspectives: battles from the land, air and sea.


In a recent interview, Nolan sat down and discussed the overall plot and story of the film, starting with now the event was important for Great Britain and the war effort overall during that time. He went to talk about how from each of the three perspectives, time seems to feel differently for them, so for instance soldiers on the water would see things happen in a day as opposed to those on the ground who may see things over the course of a week. The structure of the film seems complicated but the story itself was actually quite simple, in his words. He concluded with how important the evacuation was in the Second World War and how bad things could have gone if it hadn’t been a success.