Dunkirk is an upcoming 2017 British war film written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Tom Hardy. 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. The movie portraits the evacuation of Dunkirk. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about it!