Chris Nolan appears to be living the dream of filmmakers everywhere. Since exploding onto the scene with 2000â€™s critical and box office hit Memento, it seems like every subsequent movie heâ€™s made has been bigger, done better with audiences, collected more awards and given him even more cachet in Hollywood – even his comic book movies.
Who else but Nolan could release a story set in the Second World War that isnâ€™t about Americans, doesnâ€™t end with a happy ending victory in the traditional sense and cost $150m at the height of the season of superheroes, sequels and toy tie-ins?
Itâ€™s the first time heâ€™s made a story set in the real world, but as he explains to V&F in Los Angeles, it contains a lot of the signature elements that are familiar to fans, keeping the passion for directing alive and why he keeps returning to Tom Hardy.
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