An intense war film from acclaimed director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight, Interstellar), Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The film follows several soldiers, airmen and volunteers as they struggle to survive over varying timelines – some a couple of days, some only an hour or two.
Dunkirk is rated 12A, which means the film contains material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the BBFCinsight for that film in advance.