About

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

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Directed by

Quentin Tarantino

Written by

Quentin Tarantino (Writer)

Runtime

153 minutes

Country

United States of America, Germany

Language

English

Tagline

Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France...

Cast

Keywords

world war ii paris france violence nazi sadism guerrilla cinema anti semitism swastika jew masochism mexican standoff self sacrifice dynamite jew persecution german occupation of france british politics hitler

Photos

Lists

#95 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#80 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#62 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Christoph Waltz

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing Quentin Tarantino

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Quentin Tarantino

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography Robert Richardson