Dunkirk (2017)

Christoper Nolan directs another genius film on all levels, recreating the events on land, air and sea. He doesn’t resort to theatrics, gore or unnecessary violence. The dialogue is limited, the impact is lasting.

The background score creates a unique tension, keeping audiences glued to the screen, at the edge of their seats. While the odds are briefly explained, the beauty is not in over-emphasising them, but to soak in the aesthetics with its visual, sound and story layers.

There is a sense that we were part of something larger than a film, witnessing a slice of history, with its sweeping expanse, though liberating on some levels was also quite helpless and captive on many others.

For that and a lot more that can’t be written but only experienced, watch the maestro at work.

3.5/5

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