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#1124. Inglourious Basterds

  • Year: 2009
  • Country: USA/Germany
  • Language: English/German/French/Italian
  • Production: A Band Apart, Babelsberg, Weinstein, Universal, 153m
  • Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Producer: Lawrence Bender
  • Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino
  • Photography: Robert Richardson
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger
  • Oscar Wins: Best Supporting Actor
  • Oscar Noms: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing
  • Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor, Golden Palm Nomination

Abridged Book Description

Inglourious Basterds is a wholly unnerving masterwork from director Quentin Tarantino. Unique, engaging and outrageous, it fits within Tarantino's oeuvre while standing out as quite possibly his greatest film. Impeccably directed, the movie evokes so much emotion with the simplest of things: the mood for an entire scene is set by a cigarette being poked inside a pastry, for example, or a captured SS officer's face standing out pale white against an almost painfully bright sky.