Inglourious Basterds

Drama | English, German, French with English subtitles | 153 minutes

Info

SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa arrives at the remote dairy farm belonging to Perrier LaPadite.Unctuous and evil, Landa oozes politeness as he forces  LaPadite to reveal where he is hiding a Jewish family. The storm troopers then shoot the family except for Shosanna Dreyfus, who manages to escape. Meanwhile, U.S. Lieutenant Aldo Raine recruits Jewish American soldiers into a commando unit called the Basterds. They operate behind enemy lines  killing and scalping the Nazis they capture. In Paris, Shosanna and Marcel, her African-French lover and projectionist, manage a cinema. Goebbels has chosen Shosanna’s theater to screen a Nazi propaganda film. When Shosanna hears that Hitler and his top generals will be attending the screening, she and Marcel have an idea. They will set the theater on fire while the performance is on by lighting a match to the highly inflammable strips of film. This, they believe, will kill Hitler and his generals. Meanwhile, Landa captures Aldo and drives him to the American line. There Land hands a surprised Aldo  his gun and surrenders.

Cast
Christoph Waltz (Standartenführer Hans Landa) / Brad Pitt (Aldo Raine) / Mélanie Laurent (Shosanna Dreyfus) / Jackie Ido (Marcel) / Denis Ménochet (Perrier LaPadite)
Why Stream This Film?
“A classic Tarantino genre-blending thrill ride, INGLOURIOUS BASTARDS is violent, unrestrained, and thoroughly entertaining.” – Rotten Tomatoes 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 89%
  • Metacritic Score: 69
Accolades
  • Academy Awards: Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Christoph Waltz); Nominated, Best Film, Best Directing (Quentin Tarantino), Best Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino), Best Cinematography (Robert Richardson)
  • BAFTA Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christoph Waltz)
  • National Board of Review: Listed, Top Ten Films of the Year
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actor (Christophe Waltz); Nominated, Best Director (Quentin Tarantino), Best Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino)   
It’s not enough to say that INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is Quentin Tarantino’s best movie. It’s the first movie of his artistic maturity, the film his talent has been promising for more than 15 years. The picture contains all the things his fans like about Tarantino – the wit, the audacity, the sudden violence – but his movie’s emotional core and bigness of spirit are new.
Mick LaSalle

San Francisco Chronicle

Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is a bold, audacious war movie that will annoy some, startle others and demonstrates once again that he’s the real thing, a director  of quixotic delights.” 
Roger Ebert

RogerEbert.com

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