Filming takes place on the Christopher Nolan directed war movie ‘Dunkirk’ in the exact spot where, 76 years ago to this week, 100,000 soldiers were evacuated. During filming a number of locals were stopped from entering the beach with one person in a land yacht coming very close to driving straight across the set. Three warships circled off the coast adding to the war-like atmosphere while cast members held up cutouts of soldiers to create the illusion of more people in battle.
Where: Dunkirk, France
When: 23 May 2016
Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' Gets First Thrilling Teaser
Set to the frantic ticking of a clock, the first teaser for Christopher Nolan's latest project Dunkirk, looks to be a dark and gruelling insight into the horrors of war.
Apart from some on set stills during production and announcing plans to crash a genuine warplane during filming, little else has been shared about the WWII drama.
Starring the likes of Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and even a bit-part for ex-One Direction member Harry Styles, Dunkirk focusses on Operation Dynamo. Dynamo was the code name for the famous last-ditch effort to evacuate over 300,000 soldiers from Dunkirk, France, when they found themselves trapped and surrounded by German troops.
Already Dunkirk has been well documented within cinema, with films such as Atonement featuring the location and now shot using specialist 65 mm and IMAX film cameras by Interstellar cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, it's safe to say we can expect some pretty jaw dropping battle scenes.
Dunkirk will be in UK cinemas from July 21 2017.
By Kate Lismore, published on 05/08/2016