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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

aka Inglourious Basterds

"Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France..."

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Details: 153 mins · English, Russian, Deutsch, French, Italiano · R (USA)


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Classic Tarantino movie. Very slow-moving, but fortunately not quite as gory as I had expected. I loved that people actually spoke the languages they were supposed to, rather than English with French/German/Italian accent. That was a great move!

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Small Lt. Aldo Raine
Small Col. Hans Landa
Small Shosanna Dreyfus
Small Bridget von Hammersmark
Small General Ed French
Small Lt. Archie Hicox
Small Narrator
Small Sergeant Donny Donowitz
Small Feldwebel Hugo Stiglitz
Small Smithson Utivich
Small Corporal Wilhelm Wicki
No_movie_poster PFC Omar Ulmer
Small Gerold Hirschberg
No_movie_poster PFC Andy Kagan
No_movie_poster Michael Zimmerman
No_movie_poster Simon Sakowitz
Small Winston Churchill
Small Perrier LaPadite
No_movie_poster Marcel
Small Eric the Barkeeper
Small Babette
Small Frederick Zoller
Small Sturmbannführer Dieter Hellstrom
No_movie_poster Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm
No_movie_poster Gefreiter Butz
Small Hauptfeldwebel Werner Rachtman
No_movie_poster Joseph Goebbels
Small Francesca Mondino
Small Adolf Hitler
Small Charlotte LaPadite
Small Madame Mimieux
Small Wolfgang


Small Quentin Tarantino Director
No_movie_poster Lawrence Bender Producer
Small Eli Roth Director
Small Quentin Tarantino Writer
No_movie_poster Sally Menke Editing


"Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France..."

"A Basterd's Work is Never Done"

"If You Need Heroes, Send In The Basterds"

""We're in the Nazi killin' business and cousin, business is a-boomin'.""

"An Inglorious, Uproarious Thrill-Ride of Vengeance."

"You haven't seen war untill you've seen it through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino."


In 1941, SS colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz), nicknamed the "Jew Hunter", interrogates French dairy farmer Perrier LaPadite (Denis Menochet). To save his family, LaPadite confesses to hiding the Jewish Dreyfus family underneath his floor. Landa orders SS soldiers to shoot through the floorboards and kill the family, but allows teenage Shosanna (Mélanie Laurent) to escape.

In spring 1944, 1st Special Service Force Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) recruits eight Jewish-American soldiers for a mission behind enemy lines, telling them they each owe him 100 Nazi scalps and will take no prisoners. The "Basterds" become so feared, Adolf Hitler (Martin Wuttke) personally interviews a soldier, Butz (Sönke Möhring). Butz relates how his squad was ambushed and his sergeant (Richard Sammel) beaten to death with a baseball bat by Staff Sergeant Donny Donowitz (Eli Roth), the "Bear Jew" (feared as Golem by the German soldiers), when the sergeant refused to divulge information. Butz survived by providing the information, but Raine carved a swastika into his forehead with a knife.

In June 1944, Shosanna - who has adopted the alias "Emmanuelle Mimieux" - runs a cinema in Paris. She meets Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Brühl), a German sniper whose exploits are to be celebrated in a Nazi propaganda film, Stolz der Nation (Nation’s Pride), starring as himself. Attracted to Shosanna, Zoller convinces Joseph Goebbels (Sylvester Groth) to hold the premiere at her cinema. Shosanna seizes the opportunity, secretly resolving with her black projectionist and lover, Marcel (Jacky Ido), to burn down her cinema, to kill the top Nazi leaders at the première. Meanwhile, film critic of German cinema, Lieutenant Archie Hicox (Michael Fassbender), is recruited for "Operation Kino" by British General Ed Fenech (Mike Myers) and Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Rod Taylor). Hicox will rendezvous with their agent, German film star Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) and the Basterds, and infiltrate and plant explosives at the premiere.

Hicox and Hugo Stiglitz (Til Schweiger), a convicted German sergeant who was freed by and joined the Basterds after killing several of his superiors, meet von Hammersmark at a tavern, where Staff Sergeant Wilhelm (Alexander Fehling) is celebrating his son's birth. Sturmbannführer (SS rank equivalent to major) Dieter Hellstrom (August Diehl) notices Hicox's odd accent. Hicox gives himself away, signalling three drinks but not holding up his fingers in the German fashion. In the ensuing firefight, everyone except Wilhelm and von Hammersmark is killed. While Raine negotiates with Wilhelm, the actress shoots the sergeant. Though his German-speaking men and Hicox are dead, Raine, upon learning from von Hammersmark that Hitler himself will be attending the premiere, decides to go ahead anyway. He, Donny, and Omar (Omar Doom) pose as von Hammersmark's Italian escort and cameramen. Later, Landa investigates and finds von Hammersmark's shoe and her autographed napkin at the tavern.

At the premiere, Landa, who can speak Italian, is not fooled and sees von Hammersmark privately. He makes her wear the shoe, which fits, and strangles her to death, then orders Raine and Utivich's (B. J. Novak) capture. Landa has Raine contact his commanding officer with the OSS (Harvey Keitel) and brokers a deal: in exchange for not hindering the explosives plan and thus ending the war, he receives immunity, US citizenship, and financial security. During the screening, Zoller slips away to the projection room to see Shosanna, who rejects his advances but then has him lock the door. With his back turned, she fatally shoots him, but he manages to turn and fatally shoots her, as well. Meanwhile, Omar and Donowitz manage to dispatch the soldiers guarding Hitler.

A spliced-in clip of Shosanna's cackling in the cinema informs the audience that they are about to be killed by a Jew. Marcel, having locked the cinema, exits and ignites a pile of extremely flammable nitrate film behind the screen. Omar and Donowitz burst into the screening as it burns and riddle Hitler, Goebbels, and the trapped crowd with machine-gun fire, until the bombs go off and destroy the cinema. Landa and his radio operator drive Raine and Utivich across the American lines, whereupon they surrender. To Landa's horror, Raine shoots the radio operator and has Utivich collect his scalp. Raine expresses his disappointment that Landa will be able to remove his SS uniform after the war, and as a result carves a swastika into Landa's forehead, stating afterwards: "This just might be my masterpiece."

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2009-08-21 : United States of America

Theatrical : 2009-05-20 : France

Theatrical : 2009-07-28 : Germany

Theatrical : 2009-07-29 : Canada

Theatrical : 2009-08-02 : Australia

Theatrical : 2009-08-03 : Australia

Theatrical : 2009-08-19 : Belgium

Theatrical : 2009-08-19 : France

Theatrical : 2009-08-19 : Switzerland

Theatrical : 2009-08-19 : United Kingdom

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Australia

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Germany

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Greece

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Hong Kong

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Hungary

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Kazakhstan

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : New Zealand

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Russia

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Slovenia

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Switzerland

Theatrical : 2009-08-20 : Ukraine

Theatrical : 2009-08-21 : Austria

Theatrical : 2009-08-21 : Canada

Theatrical : 2009-08-21 : Estonia

Theatrical : 2009-08-21 : Ireland

Theatrical : 2009-08-21 : Netherlands

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Theatrical : 2009-08-21 : Sweden

Theatrical : 2009-08-21 : Taiwan

Theatrical : 2009-08-21 : Turkey

Theatrical : 2009-08-26 : Iceland

Theatrical : 2009-08-27 : Czech Republic

Theatrical : 2009-08-27 : Netherlands

Theatrical : 2009-08-27 : Portugal

Theatrical : 2009-08-27 : Slovakia

Theatrical : 2009-08-28 : Bulgaria

Theatrical : 2009-08-28 : Denmark

Theatrical : 2009-08-28 : Lithuania

Theatrical : 2009-08-30 : Finland

Theatrical : 2009-08-31 : Argentina

Theatrical : 2009-09-03 : Argentina

Theatrical : 2009-09-03 : Croatia

Theatrical : 2009-09-04 : Finland

Theatrical : 2009-09-04 : Romania

Theatrical : 2009-09-11 : Poland

Theatrical : 2009-09-17 : Israel

Theatrical : 2009-09-17 : Singapore

Theatrical : 2009-09-18 : Spain

Theatrical : 2009-09-20 : Kuwait

Theatrical : 2009-10-02 : India

Theatrical : 2009-10-02 : Italy

Theatrical : 2009-10-04 : Mexico

Theatrical : 2009-10-08 : Brazil

Theatrical : 2009-10-08 : Peru

Theatrical : 2009-10-09 : Brazil

Theatrical : 2009-10-09 : Mexico

Theatrical : 2009-10-09 : Venezuela

Theatrical : 2009-10-14 : Egypt

Theatrical : 2009-10-16 : Indonesia

Theatrical : 2009-10-16 : Panama

Theatrical : 2009-10-16 : Philippines

Theatrical : 2009-10-22 : Malaysia

Theatrical : 2009-10-29 : South Korea

Theatrical : 2009-10-30 : Colombia

Theatrical : 2009-11-06 : Uruguay

Theatrical : 2009-11-20 : Japan

Theatrical : 2009-12-09 : Philippines

DVD : 2009-12-15