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Django Unchained (2012)

 -  Western  -  25 December 2012 (USA)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

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Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner. Written by BenLobel

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The "D" is Silent. Payback Won't Be. See more »

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Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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25 December 2012 (USA)  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,122,888 (USA) (28 December 2012)

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$162,804,648 (USA) (10 May 2013)
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When Django and Dr. King Schultz are in Daughtrey, Texas (near the beginning of the film), the saloon they are in is called "Minnesota Clay's Saloon". Minnesota Clay is the name of Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci. The same director of the original Django (1966). See more »

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The profile on the door sign to the Cleopatra club and the bust in the entry hall is not Cleopatra but in fact Nefertiti. Also the bust and related profile wouldn't have been known in the 1850 due to the fact that the bust wasn't discovered until 1912. See more »

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Dicky Speck: [Cocks rifle] Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
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References Army of Darkness (1992) See more »

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Great Mix Of Action And Comedy
24 January 2013 | by (Worcester, England) – See all my reviews

Quentin Tarantino, one of the most iconic directors of the 21st (and late 20th) century, why? Simple. Because of masterpieces like this. Tarantino defies the laws of film, he shoots them in his own way, however he wants. Tarantino has always focused upon the action thriller genre from Reservoir Dogs up until Inglourious Basterds. However, Django Unchained is Tarantino's first look at the Western genre, his first attempt at it and he executed it beautifully. The scenes were shot perfectly alongside an amazing soundtrack as well as his own small cameo.

Django Unchained tells the story of Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave who is soon picked up by bounty hunter Dr King Shultz (Christoph Waltz). The story follows on as Shultz takes on Django as his "deputy" during their tasks of bounty hunting, in return Shultz says that after winter he will help find Django's lost wife, Broomhilda. This takes them to a huge plantation in Mississippi owned by Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), from here they plan up a scheme on how to get away with Broombilda.

The cast boast out amazing performances, particularly Christoph Waltz (also famous for his previous collaboration with Tarantino on Inglourious Bastards as Colonel Landa). Both Foxx and DiCaprio's performance are both equally amazing. All three are able to add some light-hearted humour in the mix to make sure it doesn't stay too serious, as well as having comic actor Jonah Hill play a member of the KKK.

There's a reason the film has been nominated for 5 Oscars.


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