One Direction fans might want to sit down for this one.
The upcoming film from writer and director Christopher Nolan tells the true story of the evacuation of the French city during World War II’s Battle of France in 1940. As German soldiers advanced across Europe, British, Belgian and French forces were pushed to the coast at Dunkirk.
“There are 400,000 men on this beach,” a military official says in the trailer before an airstrike leaves soldiers running for their lives — and fighting for survival. “There’s no hiding from this.”
Filming occurred 76 years after 338,000 French, Belgian and British troops were saved from the surrounding German soldiers — the largest military evacuation in history.