Questions tagged [dunkirk]

Released in 2017, Dunkirk is an English-language war film written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. This movie is set during the Second World War and is about the Dunkirk evacuation that happened in the North of France between 26 May and 4 June 1940. This tag should be used for questions about this movie.

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What happened to this German plane during the Dunkirk ending?

During the final scenes of the movie Dunkirk we see a German plane attack the Moonstone when it is returning (scene begins around the 1:44 of the clip). Mr. Dawson evades the attack charge by changing ...
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Why are the Nazis just “the enemy” in Dunkirk?

During Dunkirk, we may see some Nazi German airplanes, such as He 111, Junkers Ju 87 and Bf-109. Also at the end, when Farrier is being captured, we may recognize Nazi German soldiers. But during the ...
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Why do I have scenes without black bars and with black bars on my Dunkirk DVD edition?

I recently bought the DVD edition of Dunkirk and I noticed that the majority of scenes has no black bars, but once in a while some scenes have black bars (a different Pillarbox if this is the correct ...
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Is Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk historically inaccurate in portraying absence of the Indian army?

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has been accused of ignoring Indian soldiers' presence in Dunkirk. But is there any proof that there were Indian soldiers stuck there too in the first place? The British ...
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Why are there two fades to black at the end of Dunkirk?

At the end of Dunkirk, there are two fade to black / cut to black instances: Farrier's plane on fire, fade to black, Tommy on the train just finished reading the newspaper, cut to black. That really ...
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Why does Farrier land his plane like this?

Note that this is not a duplicate of this question, which asks why he doesn't use a parachute. At the end of Dunkirk, Farrier lands his plane in the enemy zone, sets it on fire, and is captured by ...
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Why would sunken footage be destroyed if it hadn't been shot on film?

I was reading this article - it says footage for Dunkirk that sank during filming would have been destroyed if hadn't been shot on film. But it doesn't provide any reasons for this. Why would sunken ...
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What is the significance of Nimrod to Dunkirk's original score?

I couldn't help but notice in some of the score for Dunkirk (2017) that it sounded very familiar. Specifically the song "Variation 15" sounds like the classical piece "Nimrod" by Edward Elgar. What ...
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Why did they kick these two characters off the boat?

In Dunkirk (2017) two of the characters rush from the beach onto the pier with a stretcher and barely make it in time to get on the boat as it is leaving. After they deliver the man on the stretcher, ...
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Dunkirk Character Stories

Obviously the history behind the movie Dunkirk (2017) is from actual events of WW2. But what about the specific characters whose stories we watch converge? Are they based on actual events?
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Were the pamphlets shown in the opening scene really published/circulated?

In the opening scene while walking through the city the soldiers came across lot of pamphlets/fliers. It had a picture depicting the perimeter which Germans had formed in the sea to surround/trap the ...
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Dunkirk's Time Measures

In the beginning of Dunkirk, we read The mole, 1 week The sea, 1 day The air, 1 hour What are the times here? Do they represent how long each timeline is in the movie until its end?
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Why did Farrier set his plane on fire before getting caught?

At the end of the movie Dunkirk after Farrier lands in the enemy's territory he fires on his plane using some kind of gun. It creates a mini blast inside the plane which eventually catches fire. After ...
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How does he end up alone?

In the movie Dunkirk, how does the shell-shocked soldier end up alone on the upturned ship? The previous night he's shown to be ferrying soldiers to the beach. Suddenly he's sitting all alone over a ...
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Is there any CGI used in Dunkirk?

Given what I know about Christopher Nolan as a filmmaker, I would expect a heavier emphasis on practical effects. However, even with movies like Fury Road, where practical effects were used heavily, ...
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What exactly is the old man at the end of Dunkirk going through while distributing food to the survivors?

At almost the end of the movie Dunkirk, when the survivors from Mr.Dawson's boat land and board a train that takes them back to their homeland, Alex makes an assumption that they will be received ...
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Who drowned in the beached ship?

After the beached ship in Dunkirk floats out into the sea the soldiers leave the ship as it sinks but one doesn't manage to escape and drowns. Which of the soldiers was it?
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Why did Collins not eject his seat when his plane was about to crash?

So in the movie Dunkirk, there's this scene where a fighter plane is shot by the enemy and is about to land in the sea. Now it's shown that the pilot Collins first opens the pad to eject his seat, but ...
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How realistic are the dogfight scenes in Dunkirk [closed]

I saw the film Dunkirk yesterday with some friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of my friends had some quibbles with the dogfight scenes, however. How realistic are they? Any reliable sources ...
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Why does Farrier not choose another escape route?

After Farrier saves the lives of many on the sea coast in Dunkirk, and his fuel is off, he lands smoothly in the enemy zone and puts the plane on fire and gets himself captured. Why did he hesitate ...
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Why do Mr. Dawson and Peter hide the truth from the soldier?

During the Dunkirk evacuation, Mr. Dawson and his crew rescued a soldier and let him board in their boat. The soldier doesn't want to go back to Dunkirk. And while arguing he accidentally hit George. ...