It shouldn't take very much to sell someone on the thought of a Christopher Nolan war movie. Dunkirk is about what happens after the clashing of armies, focusing on a British retreat at the beginning of World War II trapped in a battle for time. It's bleak, it's beautiful, and it's one of the greatest war movies I've ever seen.
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Christopher Nolan's relentless World War II drama Dunkirk is in theatres this weekend, telling a fictional story of the very real British defeat against Nazi Germany in France and subsequent retreat from Europe at the start of the war. Here's the history behind what you see, and what you don't see in Dunkirk.