If We Go There We’ll Die: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Fosters Introspection When We Truly Need It

With what’s happening in Syria right now, we have no right to shy away from war. It is the worst of us, and we should be forced to confront its reality, be responsible for who we are. In that vein, not since Saving Private Ryan has a trailer so filled me with dread as Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk does. Never mind the actors are, you know their faces. They stand for real people,  remind of events we don’t want to think about. When we remember our past wars, there is no choice but to contemplate who and what we truly are.

One day, Aleppo will be chronicled and we’ll all hang our heads … again.

Based on the real life World War II Operation Dynamo in France, Dunkirk stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Fionn Whitehead. Nolan’s next is in theaters beginning July 21, 2017.

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Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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