**Golden Globe Nominee – Best Picture**
Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France, a Jewish girl by the name of Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) escaped the slaughter of her family that was brought upon by COL. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) aka “The Jew Hunter.”
Shortly after we find out that several years have passed and Shosanna is planning her revenge on the Germans. A German war hero comes into play and begins to take interest in Shosanna, who disguised herself as a German woman and now owns a movie theater. The German war hero, Frederick Zoller, had just finished acting in his own movie role about WWII and the producers are trying to find an elegant theater to hold the movie premier. After long consideration, Frederick Zoller convinces the producers to hold the movie event at Shosanna’s theater because it would feel more like a “VIP” event.
This is when the Jewish-American soldiers referred to as the “Basterds” come into play lead by none other than Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt). The Basterds are introduced quite early in the film and this is where all the blood and gore comes in. This involves many sequences of scalping and beatings of some sort. Hitler can’t stand the Basterds and wants them dead because they keep steam rolling through his troops. Eventually, the Basterds catch wind of the big German movie event and immediately think of it as a giant bloodbath. They come up with their own plan with the help of actress Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger). Without Ms. Hammersmark’s help the Basterds would never have gotten into the movie premier. The Basterds plan doesn’t go quite as smooth as they hoped it would.
The Basterds and Shosanna know nothing of each other and that is what makes this so awesome. They both plan on taking down all the Germans in the theater during the movie premier. Eventually, both parties cross paths on a night full of many surprises. What does each party do with all the high ranked Nazi officers, including Hitler, at their fingertips?
This film is full of great acting, writing, and directing. Some of the dialogue scenes were a little long but I think it just added to the anticipation of the film. It made you feel more on edge every second. The thing that I really liked about this film is that every character in the film spoke with their native language which you don’t see that often in films.
I’m glad I finally got the chance to see this movie because it really was a great movie and it was well put together. Quentin Tarantino hit the spot with this film. It is nominated for 4 Golden Globes which airs this Sunday. I recommend seeing this movie before hand.