Vietnam War vet Costner must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and employment ... See full summary »
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
In Nazi-occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the "Basterds", a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl's plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history. Written by
The Massie Twins
The scene of the killing of Shoshanna's family, in the opening sequence of this film, is set in May, 1941 - one year into the German occupation of France. In reality, however, the rounding-up of French Jews in the German occupation zone of France only commenced in mid-1942, and the rounding-up of French Jews in the Vichy controlled zone of France commenced in 1943. Thus, the Dreyfus's execution in this film happens more than a year earlier than what it would have in reality, depending on what zone of France the family was hiding in. See more »
[Raine is interrogating Rachtman and poitning out all of his men]
Lt. Aldo Raine:
And another one over there, you might be familiar with: Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz. Heard of 'em?
Sgt. Werner Rachtman:
Everybody in the German army's heard of Hugo Stiglitz.
[Some of the Basterds laugh, and the camera focuses on Stiglitz; the scene freezes and the words "Hugo Stiglitz" appear on the screen]
The reason for Hugo Stiglitz's celebrity among German soldiers is simple. As a German enlisted man, he killed thirteen Gestapo officers.
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Both the opening and closing credits change fonts numerous times, displaying typefaces seen in a variety of earlier Tarantino films. See more »
Inglorious Basterds makes no apologies, asks for no forgiveness, it's a
no holds barred assault on the senses. Tarantino doesn't care if he
offends, if he steps all over stereotypes and clichés, this is film
making at it purest. It's great to see a film maker whose work clearly
isn't interfeared with by the powers that be. Tarantino is a master of
effortlessly cranking up immense tension and suddenly mixing it with
laugh out loud moments; you're not sure if you should be looking away
in disgust or rolling around laughing, either way it's a roller coaster
and one not to be missed! It's not for everyone, certainly if you're not a fan of Tarantino's style, this may be a little hard to swallow, but
never-the-less, it is a film which simply has to be seen. No self
respecting film fan should miss this. And the performance of Christoph
Waltz... Oscar don't you dare ignore him!!
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