- Original title
- Running time
- 146 min.
- United States
Co-production United States-Germany; Universal Pictures / The Weinstein Company / Lawrence Bender / Neunte Babelsberg Film
War. Action. Comedy | II World War. Nazism. Revenge
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- Synopsis / Plot
- During the time of WWII, U.S. soldiers who are about to be executed, are offered a chance at reprieve. It all begins in German-occupied France, where Shoshanna 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 soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. 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 marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own...
: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz). 8 Nominations
: Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz). 4 Nominations
: BAFTA Awards: Best Sup. Actor (Waltz). 6 Nominations, including Best Director
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supp. Actor (Waltz). 3 Nominations
: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Christoph Waltz)
: Satellite Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz)
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz)
: 3 Critics' Choice Awards: Supp. Actor, Original Screenplay, Acting Ens. 10 Nominations
2009: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor. 5 Nominations
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best ensemble cast & supp. actor (Waltz). 3 nominations
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