Inglourious Basterds

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.

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Martin Kitrosser Carlos Fidel
Genres: Drama, Action, Thriller, War,
Production Company: The Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures, A Band Apart, Zehnte Babelsberg Film, Visiona Romantica,

Inglourious Basterds - Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France... - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 18-08-2009
  • Runtime: 153 Minutes
  • Popularity: 31.78
  • Vote Count: 15,756
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2
  • Budget: USD 70,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 321,455,689
  • Region: Germany ( DE ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A






Photo Name Character
Brad Pitt - Azwaad Movie Database Brad Pitt First Lieutenant Aldo "The Apache" Raine
Mélanie Laurent - Azwaad Movie Database Mélanie Laurent Shosanna Dreyfus / Emmanuelle Mimieux
Christoph Waltz - Azwaad Movie Database Christoph Waltz SS Colonel Hans "The Jew Hunter" Landa
Eli Roth - Azwaad Movie Database Eli Roth Staff Sergeant Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
Michael Fassbender - Azwaad Movie Database Michael Fassbender Lieutenant Archie Hicox
Diane Kruger - Azwaad Movie Database Diane Kruger Bridget von Hammersmark
Daniel Brühl - Azwaad Movie Database Daniel Brühl Private First Class Fredrick Zoller
Til Schweiger - Azwaad Movie Database Til Schweiger Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz
Gedeon Burkhard - Azwaad Movie Database Gedeon Burkhard Corporal Wilhelm Wicki
Jacky Ido - Azwaad Movie Database Jacky Ido Marcel
Photo Name Department
Quentin Tarantino-Directing Quentin Tarantino Directing (Director)
Quentin Tarantino-Writing Quentin Tarantino Writing (Writer)
Lawrence Bender-Production Lawrence Bender Production (Producer)
Robert Richardson-Camera Robert Richardson Camera (Director of Photography)
Sally Menke-Editing Sally Menke Editing (Editor)
Johanna Ray-Production Johanna Ray Production (Casting)
Harry Cohen-Sound Harry Cohen Sound (Sound Designer)
Zoë Bell-Crew Zoë Bell Crew (Stunts)
Lloyd Phillips-Production Lloyd Phillips Production (Executive Producer)
Maggie Cheung-Crew Maggie Cheung Crew (Thanks)

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Refreshingly different alternative WW2 drama/adventure RELEASED IN 2009 and directed by Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds" takes place during the German occupation of France in WW2 and revolves around a ruthless “Jew Hunter” Nazi (Christoph Waltz), a beautiful young theater owner dripping with vengeance, a German war hero who pesters her and a brutal team of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers led by Lt. Aldo Raine. This was my first taste of the popular director's eccentric repertoire, although I've since seen all of his movies except “Death Proof” (2007). The first time I tried to watch "Basterds" I gave up around the 50-minute mark. Don't get me wrong, the dialogue-driven opening sequence is great but the film seemed to bog down with its focus on a French theater during the German occupation and the accompanying interminable dialogue (mostly in subtitles). I just wasn't ready for this because I was expecting a Dirty Dozen-styled WW2 film with lots of action and all that goes with it. What I got instead was a plot that focused on the aforementioned theater accompanied by long sessions of generally subtitled dialogue. I eventually gave it a second chance with the understanding that this wasn't some typical war flick. Strangely, the "interminable dialogue" pulled me in and I slowly became engrossed in the story, which isn't hard to follow. The drama is only occasionally interrupted by flashes of extreme violence. Until the end, that is, where all hell literally breaks loose. There ARE elements that bring to mind "The Dirty Dozen" (1967), including a group of anti-heroes intent on mercilessly obliterating as many Germans as possible and the fact that the real action doesn't kick-in until the final act, but "Basterds" is hardly a Dirty Dozen clone. It may borrow a bit from notable films of the past but it absolutely possesses its own refreshing originality. All effective films have quality characters and "Basterds" has several: The stunning Mélanie Laurent as Shosanna, the cinema proprietor who quietly seethes with retribution; Christoph Waltz as SS Col. Hans Landa, an articulate and suave love-to-hate villain who mercilessly hunts down Jews; Brad Pitt as the almost-comical, but no-nonsense leader of the brutal Basterds; super-sharp Diane Kruger as a German actress & British spy; and Daniel Brühl as a genial German hero with the hots for the beautiful Shosanna. Like Tarantino’s other great movies (“Pulp Fiction,” “Django Unchained” and “Jackie Brown”), "Basterds" pulsates with confidence, style, quirkiness and a sense of the unexpected from beginning to end, the perfect antidote to the idiotic "blockbuster" syndrome that plagues modern cinema with its predictability and overKILL action & CGI, etc. Most movies seem like they’re in a rush and shy away from extended dialogues because they fear losing the viewer’s limited attention whereas Tarantino makes them a highlight because it’s an area where he excels. Instead of pedestrian verbiage that merely advances the plot or conveys the obvious, his interchanges are rich with amusement and mindfood. THE FILM RUNS 153 minutes and was shot in France and Germany. GRADE: A-

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