R | | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter , a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
23 December 2012 | DonFishies
8 | Brutally hilarious and quite messy, but a total blast from start to finish
I only had one thought on my mind for this Christmas: see Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino's latest opus, a ...
Dr. Schultz (Christoph Waltz) reminds Monsieur Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) that his slave d'Artagnan (Ato Essandoh) is named for the hero of Alexandre Dumas's novels, and that Dumas was a quarter-black man. Waltz and DiCaprio have both appeared in adaptations of those novels: Waltz played Cardinal Richelieu ... ...
Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
During the opening credits, the Speck Brothers have Django and five other slaves in chains. When Dr. Schultz catches up to them after the credits, there are only four other slaves. However, this is because the slave march depicted in the opening credits takes place over a week or more. At least one of the actors is different, because slaves were swapped out along the march, possibly including death. It has been stated in interview that this was deliberate, to depict the way a slave march would actually be.
An unusually specific American Humane Association disclaimer stating that no horses were harmed in the making of the film appears very early in the end credits.
English, German, French, Italian
$30,122,888 (USA) (28 December 2012)
$162,804,648 (USA) (10 May 2013)
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