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Old August 6th, 2016, 05:30 AM   #1
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No french actors for plays Paul Reynaud? General Maxime Weygand? Admiral Jean Marie Abrial and Genaral René Prioux?

Numerous extra british boys for play BEF but not French and Belgium extra?
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It's very rare that an English-speaking filmmaker cares enough to cast authentically and historically accurately. The moment I heard that this movie was being made I knew it would be filled to the brim with English actors but no French ones, because why should they bother casting French actors in a movie set in France? Pfft, so unnecessary.
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Oh yes it is true.Dunkerque is not a city in France but an American and British decor for cinema...
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No french actors for plays Paul Reynaud? General Maxime Weygand? Admiral Jean Marie Abrial and Genaral René Prioux?

who says any of these peopler portrayed in the film.
the french soldiers appears to played by french actors. (for the roles given IMdb)
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And I'll bet none of the actors have ever been in a REAL war either.
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And I'll bet none of the actors have ever been in a REAL war either.
Was this supposed to be mocking people that care about casting people of the right nationality? Is it really so unreasonable to want French actors to play French people? I guess we could fill all the English roles with Americans, since it makes no difference.
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Was this supposed to be mocking people that care about casting people of the right nationality? Is it really so unreasonable to want French actors to play French people? I guess we could fill all the English roles with Americans, since it makes no difference.
looking at theIMDb cast the french soldiers are played by french actors, what makes you think any of those french leaders appear in the film and they are played by non french actors?
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If the French characters are going to speaking in French-accented English, English actors that can do a French accent would work just fine. No one would notice a difference.

The TV series Band of Brothers had plenty of foreign actors playing Americans. Hardly anyone cared, because for the most part they turned in decent performances and had passable American accents. The only one that stood out as bad was the actor that played Blythe, the character that gets hysterical blindness.

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Was this supposed to be mocking people that care about casting people of the right nationality? Is it really so unreasonable to want French actors to play French people? I guess we could fill all the English roles with Americans, since it makes no difference.
Yes, he is mocking you, but as mod he can get away with it, unfortunately. What he meant to say was he thinks you're making too big of a deal about historical accuracy. I personally can't really talk about that one way or another (my own knowledge of Dunkirk is rusty), but it's a Nolan film and his movies are usually impressive, so I'm hopeful.
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For realism you'd have to have French actors speaking French, Germans speaking German etc - how realistic should any movie be? Can't say that I've ever looked for the nationality of any actor in any film, all I care about is that the actors act well enough to suspend my disbelief for the duration of the movie.

If Sean Connery can pull off being a Russian sub captain with a Scotish accent, then anything goes!
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