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French port triumphs at the Oscars

[ March 7, 2018   //   ]

The Port of Dunkerque triumphed at the Oscars on 3 March, with Christopher Nolan’s film ‘Dunkirk’ winning the awards for best editing, best sound mixing and best sound editing.

The film was shot in the port in 2015-16.

While the actual honours went to film industry people, the staff of the port’s commercial, operations and development divisions, and the harbour master’s office all worked tirelessly to ensure that the film was a success. The Mole in the eastern port, the historical site of the embarkations in 1940, was completely rebuilt and restored to its original appearance and a large fleet of historic vessels managed with very great care, in the often complex environment of a port in operation day and night.

Dunkerque-Port chief executive Stéphane Raison, said: “These awards also stress the high level of professionalism displayed by the staff of Dunkerque-Port who supported the director and his team at each stage of the shooting. This film will change forever people’s view of Dunkirk, the first port in the world to feature in Oscar nominations and awards.”

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