First day of shooting to Leffrincoucke. © MaxPPP
Day 1 (May 23): first to clap Leffrincoucke
The first images of Dunkirk were filmed in the morning to Leffrincoucke
, in continuation of Malo-les-Bains
. We see British soldiers quietly walking along the beach from which you can see in Dunkirk background.
British soldiers patrol on the beach Leffrincoucke. © Facebook / DidierH @ u Photos
In the afternoon, Christopher Nolan
installs its expensive IMAX cameras
on the streets of Malo-les-Bains, which resumed their appearance in May 1940, with walls of sandbags installed for the defense sector.
Dunkirk: the first day of filming of Dunkirk
Report by Marie-Noëlle Grimaldi and Frederik Giltay
Scenes are filmed Belle Rade street
and street Fusillés
near the 12. A young soldier comes to claim a drink to an inhabitant.
A British soldier has cool street Fusillés. © MaxPPP
Day 2 (May 24): it pulls in the streets of Malo
New scenes are filmed at Malo-les-Bains, between the Belle Rade street, the street and the street Fusillés Hill
and in the gardens of some properties.
The 2nd day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
The young English actor Fionn Whitehead
plays a British soldier who has to run to dodge machine gun fire from German planes.
Fionn Whitehead "dodge" shooting in a garden Malo. © MaxPPP
Fionn Whitehead passes current to the technical team. © MaxPPP
is seen grabbing a blue gate, wooden, at 36, rue Belle Rade with another soldier who was killed.
Fionn Whitehead and another soldier trying to cross a portal under fire. © MaxPPP
A British soldier shot dead on a sidewalk Malo. © MaxPPP
The special effects team placed a detonation system on the portal
to simulate the impact of the bullets.
The detonation system to simulate the impact of the bullets on the wood. © MaxPPP
Fionn Whitehead - who makes her film debut - then shot a gun in his hand
while large fans distribute the leaflets of the German air force urging allies to surrender.
Fionn Whitehead fighting position in Malo garden. © MaxPPP
Then the young actor appears alongside French soldiers manning the barricades, away sandbags.
French soldiers on a street barricade Belle Rade. © City of Dunkirk
A French patrol rue Belle Rade. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
A French soldier on a barricade. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
Fionn Whitehead alongside French actor Damien Bonnard. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
One of them is played by actor Damien Bonnard
( vertical Stay, A Perfect Plan
Fionn Whitehead filmed plane clamped by Hoyte van Hoytema, the cinematographer Christopher Nolan. © MaxPPP
Day 3 (May 25): maneuvers on the East Pier
Filming moves to the beach and the East Pier Malo
where most boarded 338,000 Allied soldiers evacuated during Operation Dynamo. A wooden pier, painted white, similar to that which existed in 1940
, was recreated by interior of the film.
British soldiers take place on the east pier, as in 1940. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
But the scenes are shot on the concrete and stone pier has been installed an anti-aircraft gun.
A British soldier and a sharpshooter waiting on the shooting. © Facebook / Luc Decreton
The camera is placed in the middle of the extras. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Dozens of extras are present, in uniform, and Fionn Whitehead
and Welsh actorAneurin Barnard
( Thirteen, The White Queen, War and Peace
...) that also embodies a soldier named Gibson
. Both men carry a wounded on a stretcher.
Rogaland moored along the wooden pier. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
Dutch warships were transformed into the Royal Navy ships. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
The Rogaland, Norwegian liner converted into a hospital ship
, is docked along the pier, while two Dutch vessels 1950s - the MLV Castor
and minesweeper Hr. Ms. Naaldwijk
- maneuvering in the basins of the outer harbor.
The 3rd day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
They have been redecorated to "embody" two British warships: the HMS Basilisk (H11)
and HMS Britomart (J22)
. The first was destroyed by German bombs during Operation Dynamo, the second however was not present at Dunkirk in May / June 1940.
Christopher Nolan in the middle of the extras on the east pier. © MaxPPP
Day 4 (May 26): 1500 extras on the beach
This is the first highlight of the shoot ( see full report made that day
). The Malo Beach and Sea dike
are looped over nearly 2 km and 1500 extras were mobilized from sunrise
to constitute the ranks of the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk collected to be evacuated.
Dunkirk: a challenge for the hundreds of extras
Report by Marie-Noëlle Grimaldi and Frederik Giltay
Of trompe l'oeil cardboard silhouettes representing soldiers are visually reinforce the crowd effect.
The most distant camera extras have more basic uniform and are placed near cardboard silhouettes. © Yann Fossurier / F3NPDC
Facing them, four ships cross the sea. The Castor
, but also another Dutch minesweeper mines, Hr. Ms. Sittard
, and along French escortMaille-Breze
The extras lined up before the Maille-Breze. © Yann Fossurier / F3 NPDC
The first "embodies" the HMS Havant (H32)
, destroyed during Operation Dynamo, the second has two separate identifications of both sides of its hull:D36 for HMS Vivacious
and D54 for HMS Vanquisher
, two vessels played a major role in the evacuation of allied soldiers to England.
Extras and sham lined the beach. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
In the background, behind the East Pier, fires are lit to reconstruct the fire refineries and port fuel deposits
. Thick black smoke emerges skyward.
Fire refineries and fuel depots has been reconstituted. © Yann Fossurier / F3 NPDC
The actor Fionn Whitehead
filmed current rue Belle Rade and tumbling on the dike Sea. The fronts of a "Grand Hotel de la Plage" and a "Restaurant de la Digue" were created by the designers at the intersection of two aisles.
The cement décor create to "hide" too modern facade of the Kursaal. © MaxPPP
A little further, the imposing facade of modern Kursaal
, the palace of congress Dunkirk, was transformed into cement, instead Centennial covered with sand. Signboards restaurants of the dam have been hidden too.
Christopher Nolan, wearing a bob passes reviewed his troops on the beach. © MaxPPP
Christopher Nolan and Hoyte van Hoytema, his cameraman, filming on the beach, since the dam of Sea and in the ranks, where there is also the actorAneurin Barnard
Offroad shooting! © MaxPPP
Of aerial photographs
are also made from a hélicopère. Each time the device, extras start running and then fall in the sand, as affected by the machine guns of a German aircraft invisible.
Video of the 4th day of filming "Dunkirk"
Soldiers panicked on the beach of Malo. © MaxPPP
A real Spitfire
, the famous British fighter of World War II, will still make its appearance above the heads. On the ground, the soldiers raise their fists and cry out to greet him.
An authentic Spitfire maneuver above Malo-les-Bains. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
In the air, the helicopter comes to film as close cockpit when flying over the beach. The sequence looks spectacular on the screen!
Spitfire filmed closely by a helicopter above the beach. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
Later in the afternoon, a catamaran, equipped with a movable arm to maneuver the camera, just grab flush vague images of soldiers rushing into the water.
The catamaran "Ocean Wind 4" used to film on the water. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
British soldiers in the water! © MaxPPP
Behind the security perimeter established by the production, many Dunkirk were able to attend their eyes, in the filming of these scenes.
The extras army constituted by Christopher Nolan on the beach of Malo. © MaxPPP
Day 5 (May 27): explosions on the beach
Filming continues on the beach Malo, with the highlight of the spectacular sequences bombing
Artistic vision simulated bombing on the beach of Malo Vincent Villemaire. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire Photography
Of explosives placed in the sand
recreate the impact of bombs falling close to hundreds of extras / soldiers have to lie on the ground.
The extras lying in the sand during the explosions. © MaxPPP
Video of explosions on the beach of Malo
A stuntman connected by a rope to a small portico is ejected into the air in front of the camera lens.
Repeating an explosion scene with a stunt
Of miniature replicas of radio-controlled and Stukas
, famous German bombers attack dive, multiply the figures in the sky above soldiers brandishing some guns.
A British soldier tried to shoot down a German plane over it. © MaxPPP
Video thumbnails Stukas used on set
and Aneurin Barnard
are filmed running on the beach towards the east jetty, carrying a wounded on a stretcher through the soldiers.
Fionn Whitehead and Aneurin Barnard transport a casualty on camera Nolan. © MaxPPP
The extras in motion, carrying wounded before the fake cement Kursaal. © MaxPPP
Turning behind the dunes. © MaxPPP
This are the latest scenes shot under the windows of the inhabitants of Malo-les-Bains.
Big explosion "so Hollywood" in Malo. © MaxPPP
Day 6 (30 May): the weather turns bad
The weather conditions have changed dramatically
for the second week of shooting. The sky is low, there is wind, rain and rough seas. The visibility is very bad, but it does not seem upset in the immediate Christopher Nolan
continues to film even if it will have to rearrange his schedule.
Shooting conditions Dantesque on the beach. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
On the beach, soldiers / extras remain motionless beside the surf
The aligned and immobile extras waiting patiently in front of the raging sea. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Others are grouped in tight rows on the east pier. " It was horrible
," testifies one of them on his Twitter account
. " We took the gusts of wind and rain in the mouth. (...) Nolan made us walk along the pier in an apocalyptic climate untenable. (...) Some even had to leave because they were holding over there. (...) Nolan and his team were after (the pier), and we we were all gathered before him. it was at that moment that I understood why Nolan did not want to go warm during the day. He wanted us to suffer, it looks like real soldiers, and boy, I can guarantee you that this was the case
The decor of the east jetty, out of sight. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
A long sequence shot is shot on the pier among the extras with the actors Fionn Whitehead
and Aneurin Barnard
The extras shelter behind the parapet of the East Pier. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Day 7 (May 31): rain again
The film crew has yet to deal with difficult weather conditions. The extras, the proven face, are again grouped on the east pier
British troops, wrapped in blankets, waiting patiently on the east pier. © Facebook / Luc Decreton
A small barge
is moored below. On board, a system of pumps
projected water vertically to simulate the bombs falling into the sea
near the soldiers.
A barge is installed below the pier to propel water. © Facebook / Luc Decreton
Hell of British troops at Dunkirk recreated for film. © Facebook / Luc Decreton
Meanwhile, the Rogaland
, the hospital boat, maneuver between the East Pier and the outer harbor.
Christopher Nolan (left), hair flying, leads his troops on the pier. © Facebook / Luc Decreton
Day 8 (June 1): first boarding
is still running on the pier East but also aboard Rogaland
where the characters played by Fionn Whitehead
and Aneurin Barnard
filed the wounded they carried in their stretcher.
"Dunkirk" filming made with difficult weather
Reporting Grimaldi Marie-Noël and Dominique Dumont.
According to some information reached our ears, the two soldiers were not invited to remain on the hospital ship and must be landed.
The 8th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
Nearby Rogaland, another smaller ship type Motor Launch
, with sailors on board was conducting maneuvers.
Rogaland photographed in the fog by Julien Valcke. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
Day 9 (2 June) at sea on Rogaland
The team Dunkirk
deserted temporarily pier to shoot sequences sea aboardRogaland
with a few extras, away from prying eyes.
Rogaland, Norwegian liner converted into a hospital ship for the film. © Facebook / Luc Decreton
Day 10 (June 3): the stars take the stage
New players are emerging on the set. Among them, we recognize the Northern Irishman Kenneth Branagh
( Celebrity, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Frankenstein, Wallander, Harry Potter
...) and Englishman James D'Arcy
(Broadchurch, Agent Carter
...). They clearly represent two officers
D'Arcy James (left) and Kenneth Branagh (right) embraces a third unidentified actor. © Facebook / DidierH @ u Photos
Branagh carries the insignia of Commander Royal Navy
and could play the role of James Campbell Clouston
, one of the heroes of Operation Dynamo in 1940, who organized and led the embarkation of the troops on the east pier for several days, before experiencing a disastrous fate ...
Kenneth Branagh, on the pier, comes to meet a senior officer. © City of Dunkirk
Kenneth Branagh greet the senior officer. © Facebook / Didier H @ u Photos
James d'Arcy, he wears a uniform of the British Army
. The absence of a red line on his cap says it's not a very high-ranking officer. It seems to fly on the shoulders of captain badges
D'Arcy James walks towards the camera on the pier. © Facebook / Didier H @ u Photos
A third oldest player, we have not been able to identify (his name is not yet announced the casting) is with them on the pier. He wears meanwhile insignia against Admiral.
Three discussion on the pier. © City of Dunkirk
The actors relax between takes on the pier. © City of Dunkirk
It could be the character of Frederic Wake-Walker
, who played also an important operational role on the small torpedo boat MTB 102
. A ship that survived the evacuation of Dunkirk and the owner has agreed to lend to the shooting.
The character of the cons-Admiral directed by Christopher Nolan (right) © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
But it is another star of the Royal Navy
, type Motor Launch
, located near the pier.
An officer wearing the captain's insignia, aboard a speedboat from the British navy. © Facebook / Didier H @ u Photos
On board, an actor - that we have not identified - wearing a uniform of a naval officer with the insignia of captain
. Could this be the character of William Tennant
, the man who oversaw all Dunkirk evacuation?
The 10th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
Many extras are mobilized on the pier and on board Rogaland
, the hospital ship. A wreck decor is visible below. Only a mast and stack out of the water.
Extras on the pier and Rogaland bridge. © Facebook / Didier H @ u Photos
seems to be on the "plateau". The singer of the boy band
One Direction performs debut of actors under the direction of Christopher Nolan. From the photos of the tests he performed the week before the shooting, he plays a British soldier.
Filming Christopher Nolan on the pier. © MaxPPP
Day 11 (June 6): spectacular explosion on the pier
The shooting of Dunkirk
resumes where it left off Friday on the East Pier
and . Rogaland
Time is still covered in the morning.
The 11th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
Ocean Wind 4, the catamaran fitted with IMAX camera is output to film a scene at the foot of the pier where the actors Fionn Whitehead
and Aneurin Barnard
Christopher Nolan and Aneurin Banard at the foot of the pier. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Are they hiding? Have they escaped a shipwreck? Impossible to know. The sunken ship decor is always installed nearby.
The wreck model installed along the pier. © Facebook / Luc Decreton
In the afternoon, a beautiful blue sky appeared. On the pier, porticoes and cables were installed. Stuntmen dressed as soldiers, are harnessed to the needs of a very dramatic scene.
The explosion on the jetty projects two stuntmen in the water. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
Sirens sounded and then a violent explosion shattered the wooden pier in the middle of the many extras dressed as soldiers or sailors. Two stuntmen are ejected into the water. Hoyte van Hoytema
, the cinematographer, holding the camera in the front rows. The stage should be extremely impressive on the big screen.
The explosion shot wide view by Vincent Villemaire. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
Day 12 (June 7): Fire on the Rogaland
The smoke clears on the deck of Rogaland
, the hospital ship docked along the pier. Extras / soldiers and extras / nurses are agitated in panic on board.
Smoke emerges from Rogaland. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Later, the HMS Medusa (ML1387)
, an authentic star type Motor Launch
who became famous during the landing in Normandy on 6 June 1944, threads between the pier and the decor of the wreck.
A group of soldiers goes aboard the Medusa. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
A group of British soldiers, equipped with life jackets, climbs a ladder to climb onto the wooden pier then heads to its end to board the Medusa.
The 12th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
up the rear of the group and is joined by Fionn Whitehead
Christopher Nolan, along with Aneurin Barnard and Fionn Whitehead who heckle. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
These two are hardened and have no life jackets. The group passes by Kenneth Branagh
to perform a count. The officer then approaches Whitehead and Barnard and shooting stops.
Harry Styles is located to the left of the pier, lifejacket. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet / BB Photo Video
Day 13 (June 8): embarkation on the "Jaguar"
Christopher Nolan and his team back to work on the east pier. The weather is set fair. Extras / soldiers are filmed embarking aboard Sittard.
Sailors and soldiers on the deck of HMS Jaguar (F34). © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
The warship is filmed leaving the pier under the gaze of Kenneth Branagh
The 13th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet (1)
As Maille-Breze, the Sittard has two inscriptions on its hull: H32 to port, to embody the HMS Havant
(sunk during Operation Dynamo), and F34, to starboard, for the HMS Jaguar
, a ship that evacuated 700 soldiers to Dover on May 28
before being seriously damaged by German planes. But it was not destroyed.
The 13th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet (2)
This is the F34 which is filmed on Wednesday. The extras were concentrated to starboard (right side) to slightly tilt the ship and give the impression of an overload.
Miniature Stukas on the beach. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
Artistic vision of the attack Stukas on the set of "Dunkirk" '(the planes were moved to the bottom). © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
During that time, on the beach, radio controlled models of Stukas
are used to film scenes over soldiers who throw themselves to the ground to dodge the bombs.
A stuntman is setting on the camera, next to the miniature Stukas drivers. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
Day 14 (June 9): the attacking Messerschmitts
The Sittard (H32 / F34)
, the Castor (H11)
, the Naaldwijk (J22)
(hospital ship) sailing outside the harbor, near the East Pier. Above the four ships, a model of Messerchmitt multiplies the figures. He was soon followed closely by a helicopter - real that one - the filming.
The 14th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet (1)
A Motor Launch patrolling along the jetty towards the Rogaland. © MaxPPP
On the east jetty, extras are positioned nearby in small boats, rowing boats, canoes, small sailboats and speedboats
of the Royal Navy
Soldiers embark on a small boat. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB photo Video
The 14th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet (2)
is filmed in the sky watching the movements of radio controlled airplanes, while British soldiers are queuing to board.
MTB 102 is really involved in Operation Dynamo in 1940. He was one of the last to leave Dunkirk. © MaxPPP
Day 15 (June 10): Princess Elizabeth scene
A new boat appeared before the cameras. The day before, the Princess Elizabeth
, famous paddle streamer
with paddle wheels, left its moorings Marine Pole in Dunkirk. This ship truly participated in Operation Dynamo
in May / June 1940.
The Princess Elizabeth along the pier. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
For the purposes of the film, it will be positioned along the pier
for boarding scene and resume the 'role' 'of MV Eagle Crest
, a nearly similar boat that was sunk by German bombs in front of Bray-Dunes. A thick cloud of smoke emerges above the Princess Elizabeth and the pier.
The 15th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
Later, Kenneth Branagh
and James D'Arcy
are again filmed to observe operations. A group of officers is about to embark on a speedboat with other officers of the British Army
. One then finds the character of Gibson, played byAneurin Barnard
. The Welsh actor is initially lying under a blanket in the middle of extras / soldiers appear to have been shot down (unless they are just asleep?). He gets up, haggard, before starting to run toward the officers.
The Yak 52 "disguised" in Spitfire. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
New aerial shots are also performed on a Yak 52
, 1970 Soviet aircraft "disguised" in British Spitfire. The device, often used in aerobatic competitions, is particularly handy. It is equipped with several onboard cameras to perform probably already connections with sequences shot with the real Spitfire.
The Princess Elizabeth again plunged into the chaos of World War II. © MaxPPP
Day 16 (June 13): the "Little Ships" arrive
The east pier stood down. Filming moves offshore from the port entrance and the beach of Malo
( see our full report
). Christopher Nolan
directs the operation aboard the Ocean Wind 4, the catamaran fitted with a mobile camera mounted on the arm. more than a hundred English uniformed extras
are in position aboard the Maille-Breze (D36 / D54)
, positioned in front of the beach by two tugs. The Sittard (H32 / F34), Castor (H11) and Naaldwijk (J22) also perform rotations.
More than a hundred extras took position on the Maille-Breze. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
The extras on the bridge. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
Amid these behemoths, Ocean Wind 4 follows a small boat called "Moonstone"
The "Moonstone" escorted by the Ocean Wind 4 Christopher Nolan. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
The "Moonstone" just brush the Maille-Breze. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
On board, the Irish actor Barry Keoghan
( Love / Hate
), the young English rookie Tom Glynn-Carney
and a third actor who resembles the Columbia Mark Rylance
, "Oscar winner" for his role in the Bridge of Spies
Steven Spielberg .
The crew of "Moonstone" between takes at sea. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
This trio, dressed in civilian clothes, embodies the crew of a Little Ship
came to lend a hand to the British navy to evacuate the soldiers of the "pocket" of Dunkirk.
Barry Keoghan (right), Tom Glynn-Carney and perhaps Mark Rylance (right) on the same boat. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
Around noon, a dozen other Little Ships
sail from the port to reach the sea filming area. Yachts, barges, small fishing boats ...
Some of these boats have really participated in Operation Dynamo
"Dunkirk" Little Ships enter the scene
Report by Marie-Noëlle Grimaldi and Frederik Giltay.
in 1940, as the New Britannic
, the Mary Jane
, the Endeavour
, the Elvin
or the Caronia
. Aboard the Maille-Breze warship, he asked the soldiers to loudly greet the arrival of the flotilla.
The Caronia and New Britannic out of the port. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
The Endeavour (green) joined a warship. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
Little Ships of the fleet on the North Sea. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
In small boats are seen extras dressed in marine or civil suit. Production "casted" a week before, men 45 to 80 years " with experience boat trips"
Extras on board the barge Xylonite. © Facebook - Julien Valcke Photographer
A reconstituted marine crew. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
Extras landing of Maille-Breze. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
Uniformed extras on the Maille-Breze. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
On land, the fires are lit near the Risban lighthouse
to clear thick smoke which envelops ships. Silhouettes of cardboard soldiers were positioned on Malo beach near the seawall to represent Allied troops waiting in line.
The flotilla of Little Ships replayed a major episode of the Dunkirk evacuation. © Yann Fossurier - F3 NPDC
Day 17 (June 14): rembarquements on the beach
After maneuvering at sea the day before the Little Ships
come this time in front Malo Beach
, where soldiers / extras waiting for shipping, amid boxes of ammunition, equipment and military vehicles.
Soldiers re-embarked feet in the water on a barge. © MaxPPP
In civil costume of extras are also on the boats. © Facebook / DidierH @ u Photos
The 17th day of filming saw Bertrand Bonnet
The soldiers have come forward in the water to be hoisted on board. Aerial view of the catch is made by helicopter.
Soldiers boarded the New Britannic. © MaxPPP
Day 18 (June 15) on sea and in the air
New maneuvers are filmed on the water, in particular on board speedboats Motor Launch type
that seem to transport soldiers to the Maille-Breze
(D36 / D54). In the sky, the Spitfires
reappearing for a series of low-altitude flights over the pier and the breakwater Braek.
Filming 18th day seen by Bertrand Bonnet
Day 19 (June 16): shooting at dusk
Filming starts in late afternoon and will continue until 23:30 at night. The weather is set fair and offer cameras Christopher Nolan
a beautiful sunset.
The cardboard silhouettes of soldiers at nightfall. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
The 19th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
The scenes are again facing the sea. The speedboats carrying soldiers to embark on the Maille-Breze (D36 / D54)
Soldiers re-embarked aboard the Maille-Breze since this star. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
The Maille-Breze after sunset. © Facebook / Vincent Villemaire - Photography
At nightfall, the venerable escort turned into movie set illuminated by large projectors visible from Malo Beach. Harry Styles
is present on the set.
The Maille-Breze shines in the Dunkirk night turned into movie set. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
Day 20 (June 17): miniature airplanes crashes
Christopher Nolan and his team back on the East Pier Malo
. They film a naval officer watching over him the ballet of German aircraft models. We have not identified the actor who embodies this officer. It could be a lining of Kenneth Branagh.
An officer on the pier. Is it a liner Kenneth Branagh? © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Cardboard silhouettes replaced the extras on this ship. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Several miniature planes crash into the water after releasing smoke.
The 20th day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
Actors Fionn Whitehead
and Aneurin Barnard
have found naked and wet torsos off the bridge of the Military street leading to the pier. As before, the shooting continues until nightfall.
The shooting continues again until nightfall. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
Day 21 (June 20): desolation on the dike of Braek
For its last week of shooting in the city of Jean Bart, the team of Dunkirk
is installed on the dike of Braek
. This long strip of asphalt and sand between the sea, the port basins and blast furnaces offers total privacy to Christopher Nolan
n. Production blocks the only access to the roundabout Mardyck. Impossible - almost - to see what it turns.
Equipment and military vehicles on the dike of Braek. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
Some pictures have still been taken the day before. We see impressive scenery, with the reconstruction including the wreck of Adroit
, a French destroyer destroyed by German aircraft a week before the outbreak of Operation Dynamo.
The wreckage of the reconstituted Adroit on the dike of Braek. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
Mannequins depicting the bodies of soldiers. © Facebook / Julien Valcke photographer
We also see the damaged trucks of material scattered
, many mannequins representing bodies of soldiers
... a British plane replica will be installed later.
A makeshift jetty to board the last soldiers. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
is present on the dike of Braek. His officer's character is quick to prepare his men makeshift piers with military vehicles plunged into the water and connected to each other to allow for boarding the last troops to England
A scene of desolation glaring realism. © Facebook / Julien Valcke Photographer
Day 22 (June 21): "crash" of a Spitfire
Filming continues on the dyke Braek
in private. According to some sources,German soldiers
are first appeared on camera Christopher Nolan. So this is thelast day of Operation Dynamo, June 4, 1940
. In the afternoon, a highly dramatic scene is filmed with the "crash" of a Spitfire.
A replica Spitfire size on the dike of Braek. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
The plane - which is not a model this time - provides an overview of the harbor entrance, followed very closely by helicopter equipped with an IMAX camera. The device then drops to a very low altitude, the open landing gear and pivots slightly before disappearing. He was the pilot simulated an emergency landing on the dike? The videographer Dunkirk Bertrand Bonnet, who witnessed the scene, claims to have heard a loud "plop" just after ...
The 22nd day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
" This week we should see Tom Hardy crashing his plane on the beach
", announced two days earlier on his Facebook page, Jack Taggart
, a leader of the team "suits" of the film. The English actor, hero of Mad Max: Fury Road
, was not with the Spitfire commands naturally but it could have shot some scenes on the dike of Braek, until nightfall.
Day 23 (June 22) on the docks
Several scenes are on the Freycinet piers 7 and 8
. These are the "connectors" scenes tours at sea the previous Friday. Soldiers are filmed close by the catamaran Ocean Wind 4, attempting to board the Maille-Breze. Another scene is set on a decorative fragment representing the wooden pier. Soldiers are this time in the water, clinging to a boat.
Spectacular end to Dunkirk for actors and extras. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
In the background, there is a replica of the upper deck and the stern of Rogaland
, the hospital ship.
Flame to blacken the scale model 1 of Rogaland. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
launching tests had already been done in previous days, to simulate sinking.
Launching of the model of Rogaland. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Of new aerial sequences
are shot late in the day with a Spitfire
, just before a storm breaks out. Christopher Nolan
was on board the helicopter who did the shooting. Probably the last to Dunkirk ...
The 23rd day of filming "Dunkirk" seen by Bertrand Bonnet
Fire assay near the model of Rogaland, probably to blacken his shell. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Day 24 (June 23): it's over
Parking was blocked University Avenue
for the morning near the wharf Freycinet 1, due to " shoot
". But only buses arrive on area to board the film staff towards the Netherlands, the location next step Dunkirk.
Christopher Nolan and his wife, co-producer of the film, also set sail.
This car park was blocked for filming. But it was to board buses teams of the film. © Bertrand Bonnet
The sheds that housed workshops decorators and costumers were emptied. The cement decor that masked the Kursaal on the beach of Malo is dismantled. Thedike Braek
is reopened. A vehicle replica is still there but it has obviously been destroyed during the last shooting.
A vehicle model destroyed during filming. © Facebook / Bertrand Bonnet - BB Photo Video
Following the Netherlands, England and the USA
If Christopher Nolan has completed its shooting in Dunkirk, the film is not finished yet. This Friday, its teams are already hard at work on the side of Urk, the Netherlands
, where shots are scheduled until July 25. The program includes naval scenes
on the calm, shallow waters of the IJsselmeer
, the largest lake in the Netherlands, with 70 extras swim well. The aerial sequences
are also provided with real devices: two Spitfires, a Hispano Buchon (plane "twin" of the German Messerschmitt Bf109G), a Yak 52 "makeover" and a British Bristol Blenheim bomber light twin of the Royal Air Force. Fifty model aircraft must be used to recreate dogfights.
A replica Spitfire, the port of Urk in the Netherlands, where filming continues to be "Dunkirk". © Richard Schuurman / Omroep Flevoland
If Urk will not appear on the screen, some connections might be turned on the harbor, in a 1700m2 area reserved for production of the film. It is already protected from prying eyes by large black tarps. Actors Tom Hardy
and Harry Styles
will probably be there.
The lighthouse of Urk in the Netherlands. © MaxPPP
Then Christopher Nolan
will head to Dorset county in southern England
, where calls for the cast of numerous extras were launched at the end of May. According to local media, the ports of Weymouth
could be used as decorations, no doubt for the start of the Little Ships
and / or the arrival of the soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk.
The port of Weymouth in England could host the filming of Dunkirk late July. © Derek Harper / Wikicommons
The shooting of Dunkirk
will end in September, studios in Los Angeles, United States. The film is scheduled in France in just over a year, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Christopher Nolan, the center, a week before his shooting in Dunkirk. © MaxPPP