Christopher Nolan's epic action thriller 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 accompanying soundtrack features an original score by Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, who previously collaborated with Nolan on Interstellar, Inception, and The Dark Knight Trilogy. It features a powerful and unique score unlike anything produced before by this formidable and inspired artistic pairing. "Dunkirk is one of the greatest suspense stories of all time, and our film needed a score to reflect that and to propel the audience through a telling of this story that is more thriller than war film," explained Nolan. "Hans's unique score drives the visceral sense of action the film needs to put the audience right into the story, using images, sound and music."