Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds
Action
, War, Comedy

2009

Director: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth (uncredited) Cast: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Krüger, B.J. Novak, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido, Omar Doom, August Diehl, Denis Ménochet, Sylvester Groth, Martin Wuttke, Mike Myers, Julie Dreyfus, Alexander Fehling, Richard Sammel, Rod Taylor, Sönke Möhring, Samm Levine, Paul Rust, Michael Bacall, Léa Seydoux, Tina Rodriguez, Hilmar Eichhorn, Samuel L. Jackson (voice)

Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christoph Waltz)

Also Nominated For: Best Picture; Best Director (Quentin Tarantino); Best Original Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino); Best Cinematography; Best Film Editing; Best Sound Mixing; Best Sound Editing

I First Saw In: 2009

Synopsis: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner’s vengeful plans for the same.

Quotables: STIGLITZ: Say “auf wiedersehen” to your Nazi balls.

And now a Word from the Guise:
By far my favourite Tarantino film. Christoph Waltz definitely deserved his Oscar, but the rest of the cast is also really excellent. In particular, I loved Diane Krüger, Mélanie Laurent, and (of course) my husband, Michael Fassbender. I love the sense of simultaneous intimacy and tension that Tarantino creates with his scenes. You’re holding your breath, waiting for something crazy to happen the entire time, when BAM! everything gets out of control. And who doesn’t love a movie about killing Nazis, especially when one of them is Hitler getting shot to pieces? Great fun, with such a brilliant script, and beautiful cinematography and visual effects.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233

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