Dunkirk | 2017

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Main Plot

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Commonwealth and Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.


  • Fionn Whitehead portrays Tommy, a young British soldier who is desperate to survive and escape from Dunkirk.
  • Barry Keoghan's character in Dunkirk is George, a young soldier who is desperate to escape the war.
  • Mark Rylance's character in Dunkirk is named Mr. Dawson, a civilian who helps in the evacuation of soldiers.


In the conclusion of Dunkirk, the British soldiers are rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, by a fleet of civilian boats. The surviving soldiers return home as heroes, while those who did not make it are mourned. The film ends with a shot of a newspaper article praising the "miracle of Dunkirk," highlighting the resilience and unity of the British people during the war.

Christopher Nolan