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Dunkirk becomes Christopher Nolan's most successful film in the UK


Story by Jack Foley

DUNKRK, writer-director-producer Christopher Nolan’s epic cinematic experience, has now become the filmmaker’s most successful release in the UK, with more than £56.4m at the box office to date, and still counting.

Dunkirk shot to the top of the box office in July, with the UK scoring the biggest Warner Bros. opening in 2017.

It went on to be one of the biggest hits of the crowded summer season and continues to draw audiences the world over, recently topping the $500 million mark in worldwide box office.

It is also one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films, earning rapturous praise from critics around the globe.

In making Dunkirk, Nolan utilized a mix of IMAX® and 65mm film to capture the action from land, sea and air. Much of the film was also shot on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, where the actual events unfolded.

Dunkirk 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.

The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenceless men below.

Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.

Dunkirk features an ensemble cast, including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

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