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Inglourious Basterds

  • 2009
  • R
  • 153min
  • 89%
  • 8.3 / 10

As the Nazi colonization in France continues during World War II, a team of Jewish American soldiers’ plot to take down Nazi leaders converges with a theater proprietor’s plan to avenge her family’s merciless execution.

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According to screenwriter Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds had been in development for over 10 years, because he wanted the story to be of a very high caliber as it kept getting rich. He even considered it as his masterpiece, so he needed to write it in the best possible way. Tarantino is known for his brand of humor that treats serious subjects as comedic. In 2002, he found that Inglourious Basterds exceeded his conception of it. After producing three nearly completed scripts, Tarantino proclaimed Inglourious Basterds as one of the best screenplays he had ever written. In 2003, he went on to direct the two-part film Kill Bill. After finishing Kill Bill, he returned to work on Inglourious Basterds. He was set to make it a mini-series, but he decided to proceed with making it a film by using his script for Pulp Fiction as a guide to its length. Tarantino intended to begin production in 2005. But his plans had to be postponed since he became attached to an acting role in Takashi Miike's Western film Sukiyaki Western Django. He also planned to create a kung fu film in Mandarin, but this plan failed to pan out. In 2007, he worked on Death Proof and Grindhouse. Thereafter, he went back to developing Inglourious Basterds. The intentionally misspelled title is a play on the English title of Enzo G. Castellari’s film, Quel maledetto treno blindato.

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Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 war film that depicts an alternate historical narrative of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany’s dominance. It was penned and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It features Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Til Schweiger, and Mélanie Laurent.