In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
|Release Date||:||August 18, 2009|
|Genres||:||Drama, Action, Thriller, War|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures, A Band Apart, The Weinstein Company, Zehnte Babelsberg, Visiona Romantica|
|Production Countries||:||Germany, United States of America|
|Director||:||Quentin Tarantino, Carlos Fidel|
|Casts||:||Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido, B. J. Novak, Omar Doom, August Diehl, Denis Ménochet, Sylvester Groth, Martin Wuttke, Mike Myers, Julie Dreyfus, Léa Seydoux, Richard Sammel, Alexander Fehling, Rod Taylor, Samm Levine, Paul Rust, Michael Bacall, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Petra Hartung, Volker Michalowski, Ken Duken, Christian Berkel, Anne-Sophie Franck, Tina Rodriguez, Lena Friedrich, Ludger Pistor, Jana Pallaske, Wolfgang Lindner, Michael Kranz, Rainer Bock, André Penvern, Sebastian Hülk, Buddy Joe Hooker, Sönke Möhring, Carlos Fidel, Hilmar Eichhorn, Patrick Elias, Eva Löbau, Salvadore Brandt, Jasper Linnewedel, Wilfried Hochholdinger, Olivier Girard, Michael Scheel, Leo Plank, Andreas Tietz, Bo Svenson, Enzo G. Castellari, Christian Brückner, Samuel L. Jackson, Bela B., Noemi Besedes, Hélène Cardona, Jake Garber, Sabrina Rattey, Alex Boden, Guido Föhrweißer, Harvey Keitel, Andrew Napier, Gregory Nicotero, Quentin Tarantino, Vitus Wieser, Bea-Marie Rück, Daniela Schwerdt|
|Plot Keywords||:||paris, guerrilla, cinema, self sacrifice, dynamite, mexican standoff, world war ii, jew persecution, jew, nazis, masochism, sadism, scalp, knife in hand, anti semitism, gore, swastika, blood bath, german occupation of france, violence, british politics, gun violence|
An fun, engrossing, beautifully crafted piece of nonsense, the likes of which we hadn't seen in a long long time. The silliness of the story is marvelously camouflaged with great dialogue and some superb performances. Christoph Waltz must be thinking already about his acceptance speech. What a performance! The civilized monster, polyglot, refined and deadly. He gets us going from the first, sensational scene. Brad Pitt is also wonderful. Was he putting a Mussolinni chin while impersonating (hilariously) an Italian? I thought so. His character's name sounds like Aldo Ray and I'm sure that's no accident. The film is full of movie references. Another character is named Fenek, as an homage to his 1970's sexpot, Edwige Fenech. What is already one of Tarantino's trademarks is his sure step along the most immediately recognizable bits of pop culture. He's clearly not a cultured man but a pop expert, king in a world where people get their news from TV, don't reed, other than magazines and comics, etc. That's how it happens, to be in the right place at the right time. For better or worse this are Tarantino times.