On 22 July 2017 we went to the
first show of the Dunkirk movie in
De Nieuwe Kolk in Assen.
Dunkirk is a 2017 war film written, co-produced, and directed by
Christopher Nolan. It features an ensemble cast starring Fionn
Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin
Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian
Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy, and portrays the Dunkirk
evacuation of the Second World War. Distributed by Warner Bros.
Pictures, the film is a co-production between the United
Kingdom, the United States, France, and the Netherlands.
Nolan wrote the script, told from three perspectives - land, sea, and air - with little dialogue and intended to create suspense through visuals and music. Filming began in May 2016 in Dunkirk, France, and ended that September in Los Angeles where it began post-production. Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema shot the film on IMAX 65 mm and 65 mm large format film stock. It made extensive use of practical effects, such as employing thousands of extras, boats that had participated in the historical evacuation, and using era-appropriate planes for the aerial sequences.
Dunkirk premiered on 13 July 2017 at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England and was released in the United Kingdom and United States on 21 July in IMAX, 70 mm and 35 mm film. The film has grossed over $458 million worldwide and received critical acclaim for its screenplay, direction, and cinematography, with some critics describing it as Nolan's best film to date as well as one of the greatest war films ever made. More about this film
In De Nieuwe Kolk te Assen we walk to the movie room.
In tense awaiting the beginning of the film.
Scène from the movie Dunkirk. Anxiously, the British soldiers on the pier start looking up to the striking German Stuks.