Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Diane Kruger
Synopsis: During World War II Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) is tasked with assembling a group of Jewish soldiers called the “Basterds” so they can invoke some fear in the Nazi’s by scalping and brutally killing Nazi soldiers. In Nazi-occupied France Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the murder of her family at the hands of Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) and escapes to Paris. After 3 years of hiding Shosanna runs a theatre in Paris where Hitler will be attending a screening of a new propaganda film. Both Shosanna and the Basterds have a special evening planned for Hitler and his men.
Trivia: Leonardo DiCaprio was the first choice for Col. Hans Landa, but Quentin Tarantino then decided that a German-speaking actor should play the part.
Why I think you should see this: I will always recommend Tarantino films because he is my favourite director. He writes the best dialogue and is able to do it for both men and women. The film has standout performances by each cast member but Christoph Waltz’s Oscar winning performance as Hans Landa ranks as one of the best characters Tarantino has created.