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Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, War | 18 October 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.

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Taika Waititi

Writers:

Christine Leunens (novel), Taika Waititi (screenplay)
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Taika Waititi Directed 'Jojo Rabbit' in Costume as Hitler

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

English

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jojo Rabbit See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Taika Waititi, who is Maori/Jewish, was asked about why he chose to play the role of Adolf Hitler he said "The answer's simple, what better 'fuck you' to the guy?" See more »

Goofs

When Rosie Betzler brings Jojo to the Hitler Youth there is a map hanging on the wall showing modern Germany instead of the Germany during the WW2-period. E.g. without Silesia or East Prussia. See more »

Quotes

Adolf Hitler: You two seem to be getting on well!
Jojo Betzler: She doesn't seem like a bad person.
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9 September 2019 | by ltwood-992-275153See all my reviews

Jojo Rabbit will divide critics into ; those who marvel at the latest , comedic , Golden Egg , produced by this goose , Taika Waititi and those that want to tear the goose apart , in an attempt to smear some gold , on their own ability to dissect and criticise . Every kid that walks away from this movie , wanting to be a better person , is a tiny step , to making the world a better place ( the goal of the movie ) Those critics who want to shut that down , before it starts , need to ask themselves " why was everyone but me laughing ? " Update 15/Sept Peoples Choice Award TIFF . Lesson... Never try to PAN (fry) a golden egg ! :-)


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