After more than seventy-seventy years, you would expect Hollywood to take care of every chapter of the Second World War. Nevertheless, a movie based on a true war story, you wonder why it has not appeared before. Dunkirk is such a case. Aside from a somewhat forgotten, similar British production from 1958 and an extremely impressive five-minute shot in the romantic drama Atonement, the Battle of Duinkerke is remarkably absent in films. Admittedly, the British attempt to smash the expansion of Nazi Germany in 1940 was a fake failure and subsequent troop evacuation, apparently not certain feature film material. Or maybe right? The struggle for a safe return home (in this case those of hundreds of thousands of soldiers) has been serving as a success for hundreds of Hollywood films. Perhaps the former Hollywood disinterest has to do with the absence of Americans throughout the event. The warfare around Dunkirk performed a good one and a half years before the United States became involved in World War II. To please the home audience, Hollywood often desires to have an American component in the story, for example, explaining why an American played by Steve McQueen plays a role in a movie about the massive escape of British prisoners of war. Such a misdemeanor is a good looking war adventure if The Great Escape is still forgiven, but tragically-run situations without Americans lend themselves a lot less to such starfars. So if a movie can not be put on the market by the cast actors, then it may only happen based on the director. With the well-respected Christopher Nolan on the move, that's all right.