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DUNKIRK (2017)

When the Germans trapped hundreds of thousands of British and Allied forces on the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940, a desperate rescue attempt resulted in saving nearly 400,000 lives. The evacuation is presented in three interconnected parts. By land: British soldier Tommy (Fionn Whitehead) takes extreme measures with Gibson (Aneurin Barnard), Alex (Harry Styles) and others to return home safely. By sea: civilian Mr. Dawson (Mark Rylance), one of many taking their boats to save the besieged troops, heads across the English Channel with his son Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Peter's friend George (Barry Keoghan). On their journey they pick up a scarred survivor (Cillian Murphy) who violently refuses to return to Dunkirk. By air: a handful of pilots lend support by trying to take down attacking Nazi planes. With his fuel running low, Farrier (Tom Hardy) keeps up the battle in the sky as long as possible. Director/writer Christopher Nolan masterfully revives the


Before the start of World War II in Poland, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh)and his wife Antonina (Jessica Chastain) have a good life as the caretakers of the Warsaw Zoo. When the Nazis invade their country, the heroic couple risk everything to save their animals and the lives of people trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto. Standing in their way is