Nearly everything that Christopher Nolan touches turns to gold. The famed British director known for films such as Interstellar, Inception, and The Dark Knight is back at the helm this Summer directing another blockbuster. This time he turns his attention to Dunkirk, France.

The year is 1940 and World War II is well underway. The allied forces are defending the western front on the beaches of Dunkirk when Prime Minister Winston Churchill decides to withhold battleships to aid the more than 300,000 troops deployed on the front.

The film follows multiple story threads with civilians, soldiers, and airmen, all part of this important theatre.

One of the most impressive aspects of the film is the tech behind it all. Christopher Nolan is known for voicing his preference of film over digital and so Dunkirk is one of the few movies to be shot primarily with an IMAX camera, giving the moviegoers the best visual quality possible.

Up in Calgary, Alberta, some moviegoers were pleasantly surprised when they discovered that in their midst was a veteran from the very battle the film is based on. A news crew was able to interview him after the picture and here's what he had to say.

Dunkirk is out now in theatres everywhere, but if you get a chance, watch it in IMAX as it was intended!

Titles Related to Dunkirk

Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

The Miracle of Dunkirk

Dunkirk Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD)

Dunkirk Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Streaming Music)

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