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DUNKIRK (2017)

DUNKIRK <span>(2017)</span> artwork

DUNKIRK (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 107

Release dates 21/07/2017

Ratings Info sustained threat, intense sequences, moderate violence, strong language

Genre(s) War, Thriller, Drama

Director(s) Christopher Nolan

Cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Summary DUNKIRK is a wartime drama about the Allied evacuation from Northern France in 1940.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 11/07/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DUNKIRK is a wartime drama about the Allied evacuation from Northern France in 1940.


Sustained threat occurs throughout, including intense sequences in which characters are caught in life-threatening situations as they face gunfire, explosions and the threat of drowning. There are also sequences in which they become trapped in confined spaces. Sound and music heighten the sense of tension, with emphasis on the desperation of people fighting for survival. However, the threat is contextualised by the historical event being depicted and focusses on the bravery, resourcefulness and camaraderie of those involved.


Scenes include aerial dogfights, shootings and people caught in explosions and a fire at sea. Blood and injury detail is limited and discreet throughout.


There is infrequent strong language ('f**k') and use of milder terms including 'bloody', 'pissed' and 'shit'.



Cinema, IMAX, DVD
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd,Warner Home Video Ltd
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Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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