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Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in Word War II.
the official version from warnerbros.com on July 2, 2016
The story centers on the 1940 evacuation of more than 300,000 Allied troops who were surrounded by the German army in the French city of Dunkirk.
a paraphrased formulation from hollywoodreporter.com on December 28, 2015
No plot details have been announced. This is Christopher Nolan's first feature since 2014's Interstellar.
from variety.com on September 8, 2015