Inglourious Basterds (2009)

May 12, 2022

Today’s movie of the day title goes to Inglourious Basterds (2009). This sensational film gains the title today due to the storyline and journey.


It’s only been one year since Germany’s occupation of France, and once young Jewish refugee, now theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus forms an ally with German war hero Fredrick Zoller. The duo combined years after Shosanna witnessed the slaughter of her family at the hands of Colonel Hans Landa. Barely escaping with her life, she swore to avenge her family. At the theater she runs, they both plan a notable movie premiere. However, the event gets the attention of officer Lt. Aldo Raine and his men, the Basterds, who assemble a team to commit violent acts on the Nazis.

Fun Facts

The Inglourious Basterds (2009) is a film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It tells the story of two different groups’ plans to assassinate Nazi Germany’s leadership. On one side, a young French Jewish theater owner, Shosanna Dreyfus, and on the other, the British. However, the Basterds eventually conduct the assassination led by Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt).

The Inglourious Basterds is a war film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Til Schweiger, Eli Roth, Daniel Bruhl and Melanie Laurent.The movie’s title inspiration is the war film Inglorious Bastards (1978) by Italian director Enzo G. Castellari. However, although both movies possess almost the same name and inspiration from the older movie, The Inglourious Basterds 2019 is not a remake of the older film.

The scriptwriting of The Inglourious Basterds 2009 was in 1998, but Tarantino struggled with the ending, thus choosing to direct Kill Bill as a two-part film instead. In 2007, however, Tarantino went back to working on the film.

In October 2008, the film began its principal photography, and its filming was in France and Germany. With a production budget of 70 million dollars, it premiered at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on the 20 May 2009.After its premiere, The Inglourious Basterds received a wide release in Europe and the United States theaters by the Universal Pictures and Weinstein Company. Eventually, the film grossed 321 million dollars worldwide in theaters. This made it Tarantino’s top-grossing film at the time. The Inglourious Basterds nailed multiple Academy Award nominations and awards. The nominations were eight, including Best Picture, Best Original, and Best Director.


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