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... Nolan uses the Second World War and in particular the battle of Dunkirk and the eviction of the English army, to generate a series of images through which (and not historical events) can achieve a very different purpose. [Full review in Spanish]
Here, the battle is appropriately tense, horrific and tragic, not without beauty - whether in the grateful gasp of a man saved from drowning, or Nolan's gorgeous shot of a miles-long beach at dawn on which flanks of desperate men are lined up.
Any historical drama is necessarily a summary, and will approach a threshold at which distillation becomes dilution. Nolan doesn't seem too worried about this, and Dunkirk's eruptive brevity is almost refreshing.