This one was a bit of surprise for me. I love a good war epic, and that’s what I thought I was going to get with Dunkirk; instead I got something much better than most, though not on the scale I was expecting.  By focussing on just a small part of the beach, and a small number of key characters (and you couldn’t really point out a lead), Nolan has created a masterpiece of despair, desperation, courage and hope.

Yes, it it is him.

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