Warning: May contain spoilers. Read at your own risk if you have not seen this movie.
Quentin Tarantino is known for making a very specific style of movie.
His 2009 not quite historically accurate World War II movie, Inglourious Basterds, is his own take on World War II.
The movie intertwines two different stories. Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) is a Jewish woman, whose family was murdered by Col Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) is an American servicemen whose company consists all of Jewish-American soldiers. Their task is to kill Nazi soldiers.
Only escaping with the clothes on her back, Shosanna hides in Paris as the owner of a movie theater. Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Bruhl) is a Nazi soldier who is being turned into a hero by the Nazi propaganda machine. Zoller takes an interest in Shosanna, not knowing her true identity. The Nazis plan to use Shosanna’s theater to premiere the movie about their war hero and the Basterds see the opportunity to complete their assigned task.
Is this movie historically accurate? Other than the massacre of Shosanna’s family, no. It is a typical Tarantino movie blood and gore? Yes. But that is what makes it so good. Movies are meant to entertain us, and this movie is entertaining. And I will admit that as someone who lost family in the Holocaust, I can’t help but feel that the destruction of the movie theater is payback, if only on screen.
I recommend this movie.
6 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday Part II- Inglourious Basterds”
The scene at the diary farm was so awesomely tense. That, and the scene n the bar with Fassbender.