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Christopher Nolan is one of the few directors whose name alone is enough to make the audience curious about his films — for example, his next feature film » Oppenheimer » is already on everyone’s lips, although it won’t be released until July 20, 2023 comes to the cinema. Whether biopic as in the case of «Oppenheimer», comic action as in the » Dark Knight » films or war drama as in » Dunkirk » — Nolan’s films are almost always worth a look.
For example, you can currently stream the war film «Dunkirk» with an Amazon Prime Video subscription , but not for much longer: «Dunkirk» is only available up to and including June 10, 2022 with a Prime subscription at no additional cost.
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Of course, most films will eventually be subscribed again, but why wait? «Dunkirk» is absolutely worth seeing — and got the highest rating of 5 stars in our FILMSTARTS review . Because not only the story about the siege of the Allies by the Nazis in Dunkirk, France, is exciting, the way Nolan stages this Second World War story is simply incredibly gripping and really great cinema.
«Dunkirk»: Three different perspectives
While the soldiers stranded on the beach (including Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles ) fight for their lives, Spitfire pilots (including Tom Hardy ) provide air support. And help is also approaching from the water, because some civilians, under the direction of Commander Bolton ( Kenneth Branagh ), cross over from England to France in small boats to get the encircled compatriots out of the danger zone…
From land, sea and air — Christopher Nolan lets us experience the events from three different perspectives and skillfully puts them together so that it seems as if everything is happening at the same time. But this is just a trick to weave the perspectives together, because a week goes by on land, a day on the water and only a few hours in the air.
Hans Zimmer’s Score: The clock is ticking
Almost more impressive, however, is how Nolan, with the help of the recordings of his cameraman Hoyte Van Hoytema, the film music by Hans Zimmer and the grandiose editing by Lee Smith , composes the images and the sound of «Dunkirk» in such a way that every minute becomes longer and longer sense of urgency arises. You are sucked into the events and feel how the time is running out, which the soldiers on the beach still have left to maybe be able to escape their deadly fate after all. No wonder the ticking of a clock plays an important role in Zimmer’s soundtrack…
Our FILMSTARTS conclusion on «Dunkirk»: «Extraordinary, thrilling and incredibly intense — ‘Dunkirk’ is a cinematic painting of movement, a great cinematic experience in every sense with an unmistakable Nolan touch!»
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