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Inglourious Basterds Details

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A group of hardened Nazi killers stalk their prey in Nazi-occupied France as a Jewish cinema owner plots to take down top-ranking SS officers during the official premiere of a high-profile German propaganda film. As far as Lt. Aldo Raine (aka Aldo the Apache," Brad Pitt) -- is concerned, the only good Nazi is a dead Nazi. Raine's mission is to strike fear into the heart of Adolf Hitler by brutally murdering as many goose-steppers as possible, or die trying. In order to accomplish that goal, Lt. Raine recruits a ruthless team of cold-blooded killers known as "The Basterds" which includes baseball-bat-wielding Bostonian Sgt. Donnie Donowitz (aka "The Bear Jew," Eli Roth) and steely psychopath Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz (Til Schweiger), among others. When the Basterds' secret rendezvous with turncoat German actress Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) goes awry, they learn that the Nazis will be staging the French premiere of "The Nation's Pride," a rousing propaganda film based on the exploits of German hero Fredrick Zoller (Daniel Brühl), at a modest theater owned by Jewish cinephile Shoshanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent), posing as a Gentile after the brutal murder of her family by the ruthless Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). As the Basterds hatch an explosive plan to take out as many Nazis as possible at the premiere, they remain completely oblivious to the fact that Shoshanna, too, longs to bring the Third Reich to its knees, and that she's willing to sacrifice her beloved theater in the process. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 21, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Producers Guild of America Lawrence Bender Producer of the Year 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lawrence Bender Best Picture 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mark Ulano Best Sound Mixing 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Minkler Best Sound Mixing 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sally Menke Best Editing 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sally Menke Best Editing 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sandy Reynolds-Wasco Best Production Design 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tony Lamberti Best Sound Mixing 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wylie Stateman Best Sound Editing 2009 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Diane Kruger Best Supporting Actress 2009 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Quentin Tarantino Best Original Screenplay 2009 Winner
Austin Film Critics Quentin Tarantino Best Original Screenplay 2009 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Quentin Tarantino Best Original Screenplay 2009 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Quentin Tarantino Best Original Screenplay 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Quentin Tarantino Best Director 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Quentin Tarantino Best Director 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Quentin Tarantino Best Director 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Quentin Tarantino Best Original Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Quentin Tarantino Best Director 2009 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Mélanie Laurent Best Actress 2009 Winner
Austin Film Critics Mélanie Laurent Best Actress 2009 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Robert Richardson Best Cinematography 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Robert Richardson Best Cinematography 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Richardson Best Cinematography 2009 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Christoph Waltz Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2009 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
Austin Film Critics Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
Florida Film Critics Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts David Wasco Best Production Design 2009 Nominee

Cast

Brad Pitt
as Lt. Aldo Raine
Mélanie Laurent
as Shosanna Dreyfus
Christoph Waltz
as Col. Hans "The Jew Hunter" Landa
Eli Roth
as Sgt. Donnie Donowitz
Michael Fassbender
as Lt. Archie Hicox
Diane Kruger
as Bridget Von Hammersmark
Daniel Brühl
as Frederick Zoller
Til Schweiger
as Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz
Gedeon Burkhard
as Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki
Jacky Ido
as Marcel
B.J. Novak
as Pfc, Smithson Utivich
Omar Doom
as Pfc. Omar Ulmer
August Diehl
as Major Hellstrom
Denis Menochet
as Perrier LaPadite
Sylvester Groth
as Joseph Goebbels
Martin Wuttke
as Hitler
Mike Myers
as Gen. Ed Fenech
Julie Dreyfus
as Francesca Mondino
Richard Sammel
as Sgt. Rachtman
Alexander Fehling
as Master Sgt. Wilhelm/Pola Negri
Rod Taylor
as Winston Churchill
Sönke Möhring
as Pvt. Butz/Walter Frazer
Samm Levine
as Pvt. Hirschberg
Paul Rust
as Pfc. Andy Kagan
Michael Bacall
as Pfc. MIchael Zimmerman
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey
as German Soldier/Winnetou
Petra Hartung
as German Female Soldier/Beethoven
Volker Zack Michalowski
as German Soldier/Edgar Wallace
Ken Duken
as German Soldier/Mata Hari
Christian Berkel
as Proprietor Eric
Annie-Sophie Franck
as Mathilda
Léa Seydoux
as Charlotte LaPadite
Tina Rodriguez
as Julie LaPadite
Lena Friedrich
as Suzanne LaPadite
Ludger Pistor
as Cpt. Wolfgang
Jana Pallaske
as Babette
Wolfgang Lindner
as Herrman #1
Michael Kranz
as Herrman #3
Rainer Bock
as General Sconherr
André Penvern
as Old French Veterinarian
Sebastian Hülk
as Hellstrom's Driver/Nazi Usher #1
Buddy Joe Hooker
as Gaspar
Carlos Fidel
as Pfc. Simon Sakowitz
Hilmar Eichhorn
as Emil Jannings
Patrick Elias
as Jakob Dreyfus
Eva Löbau
as Miriam Dreyfus
Salvadore Brandt
as Bob Dreyfus
Wilifried Hochholdinger
as German Company Sgt.
Michael Scheel
as General Frank
Leo Plank
as Motorcycle Rider #1
Andreas Tietz
as Motorcycle Rider #2
Bo Svenson
as American Colonel
Enzo G. Castellari
as Himself

Crew

Quentin Tarantino
Director
Lawrence Bender
Producer
Quentin Tarantino
Screenwriter
Robert Richardson
Cinematographer
Ennio Morricone
Composer (Music Score)
Mary Ramos
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sally Menke
Editor
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Production Designer
David Wasco
Production Designer
Marco Bittner Rosser
Art Director
Stephan O. Gessler
Art Director
David Scheunemann
Art Director
Christoph Fisser
Co-producer
Carl L. Woebcken
Co-producer
Henning Molfenter
Co-producer
Pilar Savone
Associate Producer
William Paul Clark
Associate Producer
Bruce G. Moriarty
Associate Producer
Lloyd Phillips
Executive Producer
Erica Steinberg
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Anna Sheppard
Costume Designer
Carlos Fidel
First Assistant Director
Johanna Ray
Casting
Simone Bar
Casting
Jenny Jue
Casting
Olivier Carbone
Casting
Bud Davis
Stunts Coordinator
Jeff Dashnaw
Stunts Coordinator
Howard Berger
Makeup Special Effects
Gregor Wilson
Unit Production Manager
Gregory Nicotero
Makeup Special Effects
John Dykstra
Visual Effects
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