You know it’s going to be a timeless classic when the names of Christopher Nolan, Cilian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Hans Zimmer are seen in a shared space only to recreate the horrors of the infamous Dunkirk Evacuation during World War II.
Nolan is a gift to the world of Cinema. Without a tinge of bloodshed drama, this movie still lets you feel the shades of brutality and chaos that any war has to offer.
Dunkirk is not a tale of the conquerors or the triumph amidst war rather it unravels the stories of courage & struggle shown by the British civilians and the military to save their own people. Portraying the quintessential picture of an often forgotten moment of British history, Nolan delivers his usual finest piece of work with Dunkirk.
While driving one of the Spitfires, Tom Hardy managed to sooth us again with his ‘Bane’ mask. The locations and cinematic experience throughout the movie was painfully beautiful as it occurred every second that the souls out there are breathing the air of countless deaths.
“We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender”, an excerpt from popular speech by Churchill is also included as the young soldier reads it out to another soldier.
With such little dialogue, each and every frame in the movie shouted out the details. And as the movie ends with Tom Hardy getting captured by the German soldiers who can be vaguely seen with the sight of a setting sun behind them, it leaves us to imagine what happened with Farrier.
P.S. This isn’t a review, this is just a Nolan fan appreciating what a brilliant movie Dunkirk is! ❤