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Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, War | 8 November 2019 (USA)
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A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director:

Taika Waititi

Writers:

Taika Waititi (screenplay), Christine Leunens (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Griffin Davis ... Jojo
Thomasin McKenzie ... Elsa
Scarlett Johansson ... Rosie
Taika Waititi ... Adolf
Sam Rockwell ... Captain Klenzendorf
Rebel Wilson ... Fraulein Rahm
Alfie Allen ... Finkel
Stephen Merchant ... Deertz
Archie Yates ... Yorki
Luke Brandon Field ... Christoph
Sam Haygarth ... Hans
Stanislav Callas ... Russian Soldier
Joe Weintraub ... Herr Junker (as Joseph Weintraub)
Brian Caspe ... Herr Mueller
Gabriel Andrews Gabriel Andrews ... Herr Klum
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Storyline

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Filmnegah [Iran] | Official site | See more »

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jojo Rabbit See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$349,555, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$18,647,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,235,318
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end you see both Soviet and American troops policing up Jojo's hometown shortly after Hitler's suicide. In reality, the western allies stopped at the Elbe River, and would not have jointly occupied any German territory at the time of Germany's surrender. (Allied troops would not have entered West Berlin until several months later.) See more »

Goofs

The "free Germany" sign Rosie is passing around is on a modern bumper sticker. This goof may well be intentional. The movie is loaded with modern references that are played for laughs (using The Beatles and David Bowie in the soundtrack and lines such as Fraulein Rahm saying "O... M... Gott" instead of saying OMG.) See more »

Quotes

Jojo Betzler: What am I going to do?
Adolf Hitler: I have no idea.
Jojo BetzlerAdolf Hitler: Got It!
Jojo Betzler: [simultaneously] I'll negotiate.
Adolf Hitler: [simultaneously] I'll burn down the house and blame Winston Churchill... or negotiate.
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Featured in CTV National News: Episode dated 5 September 2019 (2019) See more »

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Heroes
Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by The Ten Tenors
Courtesy of Frog in a Sock Pty Ltd
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Humanity at its best
2 November 2019 | by blairpedersenSee all my reviews

So good. Taika makes you experience joy, terror, love, hate all in one minute and then he jumps out and runs around in a Hitler costume.

It's historically accurate too showing the polarisation of Germany during war time, indoctrination into the hitler youth and the storming of Berlin.

100% would watch again.


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