HBO & HBO HD brings Academy Award winning war-drama Dunkirk
This isn’t your regular, stereotypical war movie with only gunshots and bombs. Dunkirk is a powerful anti-war movie that underscores survival as the only real victory. Get ready to experience an intense, powerful tale from World War II through masterful storytelling and ingenious background score! HBO and HBO HD bring you Christopher Nolan’s Academy Award-winning magnum opus, Dunkirk on Sunday, 7th October, at 1pm and 9pm!
Co-presented by Dell, co-powered by Apollo Tyres and Titan Edge, and driven by Toyota Yaris, the movie recreates a hitherto untold survivor tale. Winning acclaim from critics and audiences alike, Dunkirk tells the story of almost 4,00,000 trapped men of the Allied Troops awaiting evacuation from a French beach and harbour. At the hands of the enemy via land and air, or the watery grave surrounding them, the men face the constant looming and uncomfortable threat of death.
The expertly crafted film carried home three Oscars at the 90th annual Academy Awards, and for good reason. The storytelling stands out, by skilfully avoiding conventional formulae of romantic sub-plots or unbelievable acts of heroism by a central character. Nolan strips the premise to its bare essentials and rides on raw emotion, accompanied by long-time collaborator Hans Zimmer’s stellar background score which elevates the immersive experience. In true trademark style, he also plays with temporal worlds and gives an interesting non-linear perspective. From recreating Stuka sirens entirely on the basis of photographs, to weaving in vintage wool in uniforms, the recreation of this historical event boasts of almost $100 million, distinguishing the movie from other war-time films.
The ensemble cast of veterans and newer faces brings alive the director’s vision on-screen. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles, Dunkirk is an unrelenting masterpiece that you ought not to miss!
Fans can further immerse themselves in the saga, by tuning in to 94.3 FM Radio One. Everyday till Saturday, 6th October, none other than the maestro himself, Christopher Nolan talks about the making of Dunkirk!
Experience the magic of terrific camerawork, sound design and narration that combine to create a cinematic masterpiece. Tune-in to HBO and HBO HD, on Sunday, 7th October, 1pm and 9pm, and ##ExperienceDunkirkOnHBO.