In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.
If you don't know Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors. His vision and story telling ability has fascinated me since "memento". But he proceeded that film with the Batman trilogy, "Inception", Interstellar, the Prestige and Insomnia the sleeper of the group. He has now made the epic true story Dunkirk (The battle of Dunkirk). I'm not a big fan of war movies but this was something I knew I would enjoy since Nolan had his hands on it. He not only directed the film, he wrote the script as well.