If you haven’t heard, Christopher Nolan, the director of Interstellar, Inception, and The Dark Knight Trilogy has another film releasing this summer; Dunkirk, and it looks like it will be as terrific as any other movie he has written or directed before. But despite the release of the trailer, not much is known about the movie and some might get a wrong impression of what they are going to watch. So here are some facts about Dunkirk to give you a clearer idea about it and what you should expect to see.
It is not a war movie
Dunkirk is based on the true story of the evacuation of the allied soldiers when they were trapped by the German Army on the beaches of Dunkirk during World War II. However, although it tells a story from the World War, Nolan confirmed in an interview that it is not a war movie or the politics surrounding it. Dunkirk is a movie about the survival of the soldiers on the beaches who were praying to be rescued.
There will be no plot twists. But don’t expect a normal storytelling either
Although Nolan has always surprised his audience with plot twists in almost all of his previous work, do not expect to find any in this one. According to Nolan, Dunkirk is a straight-forward movie as it is based on a true story and he wanted to make it very simple. However, don’t expect a normal storytelling either. As Nolan mentioned in his interview, the story of Dunkirk will be told through three different points of view; the air, the land, and the sea.
Don’t expect much dialogue
Nolan also explained in his interview why Dunkirk will have very little dialogue saying that the empathy of the characters would have nothing to do with the story. He did not make this movie to tell the story of the characters or who they are or where they came from. He was rather more interested in whether these soldiers will survive or will they be killed by the next bomb or crushed by a boat while crossing.
Dunkirk will be released worldwide on July 21. Here’s its official trailer if you haven’t seen it yet.