Movie Review by Fr. Tom Condon, O.P.
Dunkirk is the acclaimed new film from writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Night, Inception) detailing one of the key moments of World War II. In May, 1940, after the surrender of France, British and French troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, a small French town on the English Channel. In the opening scene, flyers are dropped on the troops by German airplanes, telling them that they were surrounded, and encouraging them to surrender.