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 »
The Soviet soldier who catches JoJo wandering around the city shouts to him, "Niemiec!" [phonetic transcript] in modern Russian, while during WW2, and long after, the term "Giermaniec!" [phonetic transcript] was used in common language. 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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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 »
The trailer for the movie had me scratching my head but as a HUGE fan of Waititi I felt I ought to give it a shot.
My best spoiler free review is that this is an original, outrageous film. The emotional gamut we are subjected to is whiplash inducing, but without the neck brace and ambulance chasing lawyers.
Every actor is perfection. Young JoJo and Yorkie are devastatingly earnest and so talented. Sam Rockwell is always a master. Every subtle satire is underwritten with a grim level of truth. The soundtrack n unexpected choice.
Go see it. Prepare yourself for quite a ride.
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