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First-time actor Fionn Whitehead plays a British Army private who is among the thousands waiting for deliverance on the beaches of Dunkirk.

The movie, which employs thousands of extras and even a vintage naval destroyer, is a ticking-clock survival action thriller.

Director-writer Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas at the US premiere of Dunkirk at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 18 in New York City.

A war film like none other

Hollywood original Christopher Nolan's World War II drama Dunkirk is a monumental work of ambition and creativity.
Jul 21, 2017 5:50 AM

IN May 1940, some 400,000 British and Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of the French town of Dunkirk after losing the Battle of France. Surrounding them, closing in, was the German Army. Home was just 41 kilometres across the English Channel but the harbour was too shallow for the Royal

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