In the scene where Jojo discovers Elsa, his sister Inge's ballet slippers are shown with her name inscribed on them. This follows the theme of focusing on shoes throughout the film. See more »
Early on during the training exercise, Jojo and Hitler are running side by side when Jojo steals a grenade from Captain Klenzendorf. The other Hitler Youth seated on the ground move out of the way of Jojo as he runs through. They also move out of the way from Hitler. However, Hitler is supposed to be imaginary. The other kids should never have seen him so they had no reason to move. See more »
[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.
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]
Yes, that's right. Now, Jojo Betzler, what is your mind?
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The song "Jojo's March" from the film's score plays during the Fox Searchlight and TSG Entertainment logos. See more »
Jojo Rabbit demonstrates that there is hope, both for humanity and Hollywood. By the latter I mean it's hard to imagine how a film this original got made in an era of reboots, remakes, sequels and prequels (mostly bad)
The characters are charming and quirky, the dialogue clever and the plot wisely confines itself to telling an intensely personal story rather than one of the war itself. The young male star is perfect, and the other performances shine as well. It does seem though that Scarlett got less time on the screen than she deserves.
The director cleverly doesn't show us certain things, and a lot of good choices were made in the editing room.
Hollywood, if you're listening, more like this please.
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