Dunkirk script
Dunkirk (2017)
Synopsis: 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.

Tommy moves off. Looks around at other impossibly long lines,

at the unattainable ships. Futile.

A line of stretcher-bearers comes past, carrying wounded men

along the beach towards the harbour...

Looking where they’re headed, Tommy sees a long, narrow

breakwater extending out into the sea, packed with soldiers.

A hospital ship at the end of it.

This breakwater extends a kilometer into the sea. It is

called the Mole.

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one week

Tommy becomes aware of the sound of distant aircraft.

Soldiers peer up into the sky...




Tommy spots the distinctive kinked wings of the notorious

Stuka dive bomber, its nightmarish howl rising as it picks up

speed, diving at the beach...

The lines of men instantly vanish -soldiers scattering back

to the dunes, burrowing into the sand... The first bombs lift

sand into the air.

The stretcher-bearers put down their loads, lying across

them, protecting them as the area is hammered...

The first Stuka pulls out of its dive, revealing two more

Stukas diving. There are nine more about to follow...

Tommy sees a soldier lying on his back, rifle aimed at the

sky, firing defiantly, desperately at the attacking plane...

The ground around him lifts into the air with the second wave

of bombs.

Tommy buries his face in the sand as the bombs blast and

blast and blast

The explosions stop. Tommy lifts his head. BOOM! Another wave

of bombs explodes in series up the beach. Then, finally,

quiet. Tommy rises...

The stretcher-bearers, back on their feet, lift their burdens

(four bearers per stretcher, one at each corner).

Several stretchers are left behind on the sand.

Soldiers on the beach watch in despair as one of the

destroyers is slipping below the water, smoke billowing.

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Christopher Nolan

Christopher Edward Nolan (born 30 July 1970) is an English-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century. more…

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