A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director:

Taika Waititi

Writers:

Christine Leunens (based upon the book 'Caging Skies' by), Taika Waititi (screenplay by)
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299 ( 47)
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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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Taglines:

... comes a satire that goes to war on hate. See more »

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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Trivia

Winner of the 'Golden Bicycle' for Best Film in the 'Together Again' Section of the 17th Zagreb Film Festival (ZFF), Croatia, in 2019. See more »

Goofs

A chalk text scribbled onto a roller shutter reads, "Er kämpft! Er Sieg!" which isn't proper German. "Er Sieg!" literally means "He victory!". What obviously was meant was "Er siegt!" ("He is victorious!") See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jojo Betzler: [Jojo puts on his uniform and looks at himself in the mirror] Jojo Betzler, ten years old. Today, you join the ranks of the Jungvolk in a very special training weekend. It's going to be intense. Today, you become a man.
[pause]
Jojo Betzler: I swear to devote all my energies and my strength to the savior of our country, and of his now. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him. So help me, God.
[Hitler walks around Jojo]
Adolf Hitler: Yes, that's right. Now, Jojo Betzler, what is your mind?
Jojo Betzler: Snake mind.
Adolf Hitler: And ...
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Crazy Credits

There is a quote from a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke right before the closing credits: "Let everything happen to you / Beauty and terror / Just keep going / No feeling is final." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Doctor Sleep and Parasite (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Mama
Written by Joe Melson, Roy Orbison and Ray Rush
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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Critic critique
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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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$349,555, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$33,370,906

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,335,025
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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