in about 100 words or less
USA/Germany 153m, Colour
Director: Quentin Tarantino; Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Krüger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Mélanie Laurent
Tarantino’s spaghetti-western-inspired revisionist history of WWII is a bizarre and engaging tale which poses the question, would you have assassinated Hitler given the opportunity? Based on the outcome of Inglourious Basterds, there seems little doubt in Tarantino’s mind. While this film is sure to frustrate and perhaps enrage some viewers, for its brutal and unapologetic alternate reality, which features revenge as a central theme – it should leave most in utter disbelief at the events which are shocking, yet not out of the realm of reality (Klaus Ming January 2010).