Controversial Inglourious Basterds
Fr, 22.05.2009, Constantin Xenakis
Half fun and stylized WWII spaghetti western, half irresponsible schlock, Quentin Tarantino's «Inglourious Basterds» proves controversial.
During the press conference after the screening, the maker of «Pulp Fiction» didn't hide the fact that real history doesn't interest him, stating he enjoyed filming a western in Nazi-occupied Europe. He went on to say his movie is a Jewish revenge fable with a comic angle, and that the power of the movies was strong enough to topple the Third Reich.
This grindhouse version of «Valkyrie» may not necessarily find itself showered with awards, though: a few months ago, Tarantino got tired of the antics of one of the female leads of «Inglourious Basterds» and fired her - that actress was Isabelle Huppert, the current jury president of the CannesFilm Festival.
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