R | | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
For his performance in this film, Christoph Waltz became one of six performers to win an Oscar playing a character that mostly spoke in a foreign language (German, French, and Italian). The others are Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, Roberto Benigni, Benicio Del Toro, and Marion Cotillard.
You say he wants to take on the Jews, at their own game? Well, compared to, say, Louis B. Mayer... how's he doing?
Lt. Archie Hicox: Quite well, actually. Since Goebbels has taken over, film attendance has steadily risen in Germany over the last eight years. But, ...
Winston Churchill: ...
In the ditch scene, while Lt. Aldo Raine questions the first of his three German prisoners Sgt. Werner Rachtmann, the latter's Close Combat clasp (worn over his left breast pocket) appears and disappears between scenes.
The film uses the 1963-1990 Universal Pictures logo.
English, German, French, Italian
£3,596,415 (UK) (21 August 2009)
$120,540,719 (USA) (17 December 2009)
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