"Inglorious Basterds" - In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as “the basterds,” Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own...
Employing pulp and propaganda in equal measure, Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds" weaves together the infamous, oppressed, real and larger-than-life stories of WWII.
STARRING: , , Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Simon Pegg, BJ Novak, Samm Levine, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Mike Myers
DIRECTOR: Quentin Tarantino
STUDIO: The Weinstein Co.
RATING: R (For graphic war violence, sexual situations, language)
We especially love the 'baseball bat' "Inglorious Basterds" movie poster, below. It is reminiscent of both Robert DeNiro's bloody bat in "The Untouchables" and a rip off of "The Mutant Chronicles" movie poster...
Above: Initial art for the then titled "Inglorious Bastards"