søndag 15. april 2012

"An Allies Wet Dream"


Year: 2009
Country: United States
Language: English, German, French, Italian
Number: 1079
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Christoph Waltz, Brad Pitt, Diana Kruger, Melanie Laurent

Quentin Tarantino's seventh motion picture, Inglourious Basterds, is a war film specially inspired by the sub-gernes the mission war film, such as The Dirty Dozen and the original Inglorious Basterds, which this movie isn't a remake of. But there are some of the the same elements. Quentin Tarantino is famous for breaking boundaries, and he certainly did with this picture exactly called "Inglourious" Basterds. The perfect title. The movie is full of them, those basterds. That is impossible to don't love, or least one of them.

Inglourious Basterds tells many different tales from the nazi-occupied France, but basically it's the story about a group of jewish soldiers, lead by the american Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) who is dropped into Vichy France to take down as many nazi general, or nazi scalps as possible. "They call themselves the Inglourious Basterds, They are pretty much like the bounty hunters, and crooks of the wild west, specially the spaghetti westerns. But there's not only them, It's also the nazi detective, Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz), know as "The Jew Hunter" who job is to find people, many of them jews. He also killed the entire family to Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) who escaped to Paris where she opened a film theater. Hitler's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels decides to screen a propaganda film in that theater, where almost all nazi generals will attend, including Adolf Hitler himself. That means this is a target for the Inglourious Basterds to attack. But Dreyfus also has some plans to avenge her families death. This is where all the Basterds meats.

Inglourious Basterds is an amazing, and fresh war film, or more like a black comedy. It's specially Christoph Waltz who steals the whole show, with is charismatic character Hans Landa. A detective who speaks a total of four languages; german, english, french and italian. And unforgettable, and funny performance. Brat Pitt is also funny, talking with his thick southern state dialect. I also loved Mélanie Laurent's performance as the best femme fatal in a long time. I could talk about all the characters, and all their original personalities, but you have to see for yourself. This is truly an original piece of filmmaking, and also a mix of many different sub-gernes that the new generation. What a genius.

Grade: A+

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