For filmmaker Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk” is much more than a war film. At CinemaCon on Wednesday, the writer-director explained during a Warner Bros. presentation that the film is a survival story that he’s been wanting to tell for a very long time. The movie follows the Allied soldiers in World War II who were trapped on France’s Dunkirk beach in 1940 facing almost certain death, being surrounded by the German Army.
“They were faced with the choice between surrender and annihilation,” Nolan said. “The fact that this story ends in neither is why I believe Dunkirk to be one of the greatest stories in human history…It’s the ultimate suspense story.”
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